The Seattle DOT recently installed a progressive surface-street travel-time display system in the downtown area. Seattle is the first city to deploy such a system.
In a nutshell, these five displays show travel times from a system which scans license plates and measures the time between scans.
The Daktronics displays are installed at these five locations:
- Fauntleroy Way SW
- 35th Ave SW
- 1st Ave S
- 4th Ave S
- Holman Rd NW
In addition, drivers can look up these travel times online at SDOT’s Travelers Information Website before leaving home or work. According to a report from Seattle’s KOMO News the project is intended to increase fuel efficiency while reducing emissions and delays.
I’m very excited to see a city DOT taking advantage of the LED display technology to serve its community in such an innovative way.