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The real-time bus display in D.C.s Chinatowns Chinatown

Put away your Next Bus app: Real-time bus arrival info is coming soon to a Metrobus stop near you.

Metro is currently installing signs at four D.C.-area bus stops that tell passengers how many minutes it will be before the next buses arrive. The beta-testing locations are at H and 7th streets NW in D.C., Viers Mill and Randolph roads in Montgomery County, the Pentagon Transit Center in Arlington County, and Silver Hill Road and Pennsylvania Avenue in Prince George’s County.

In the event of service disruptions, the displays can also show emergency messages, detour information, and detour advice.

The installation is being funded in part through a federal TIGER grant. If the four experimental displays are successful, Metro hopes to install up to 150 additional displays throughout the D.C. region this spring.

Photo via Metro