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Re: There IS a Problem With the Digital Arrival Time Displays at Bus Stops!

Posted by R46 5636 on Wed Sep 15 14:58:28 2021, in response to Re: Is There a Problem With the Digital Arrival Time Displays at Bus Stops?, posted by BrooklynBus on Wed Sep 15 08:38:35 2021.

It's the type of sign being used that is ridiculous as every sign only displays three routes no matter how many routes serve that stop which is a huge waste for stops with only one line and an inconvenience for more than three. Some stops have it right before the first stop on a route such as the Q72 stop at Junction and Horace Harding (DEP Building) where the countdown display ONLY shows the next bus coming within 2-3 minutes before it arrives as the bus has to start at the first stop at 63 drive before appearing on the countdown screen; meaning a bus can be 5-10 min away and that ever-so useful countdown clock will simply restate that there is no next available bus with "--" on the display.

If I had to guess, the lowest bidder for electronic bus stop signs was selected and this was the result. So now every stop that doesn't have exactly three bus lines serving it has a sign with a unnecessary amount of displays waiting to countdown a bus that doesn't exist or leaving out other routes of importance (on 99 Street by Horace Harding a stop is served by the QM10, 11, 40 and Q38. The sign at that stop has displays for the Q38, QM10 and QM40 but left out the QM11, which is likely the busiest route at that stop, basically telling QM11 riders that they don't get a countdown clock for that stop because those three screens are already used by other routes (while many more around the city sit unused).

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