GRTC Transit System Awards Five-Year IDIQ Digital Signage Contract to Connectpoint, Industry Leading Provider of Multiple Award-Winning Solar and AC Powered Digital Signage Products

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 30, 2023 – Connectpoint®, the leading provider of ePaper technology-based real-time passenger information to the U.S. transportation industry, today announced that the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) has awarded the company a new contract for multiple digital signage products including the six-time award-winning Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop displays to be deployed throughout the transit system. The announcement was made today by Rick Wood, CEO and President, Connectpoint.

The first tranche of digital signage products to be installed will be the Connectpoint solar-powered 13” Digital Bus Stop Displays, to be deployed at GRTC’s Downtown Transfer Station in downtown Richmond. The signage will also include Connecpoint’s award-winning Falcon, an ADA Text to Speech device. GRTC will deploy additional signage from Connectpont’s suite of products that also include the Digital Bus Stop available in 3 additional sizes–22, 32”, and 42” as well as LED signage options.

“Connectpoint’s Digital Bus Stop is the most deployed ePaper digital signage solution within the U.S. transportation industry, commented Rick Wood, President and CEO, Connectpoint. “We are excited about our first project at GRTC’s Downtown Transfer Station as the first phase of multiple deployments that will provide riders with 24/7 trip planning information as part of GRTC’s mission to improve mobility and access throughout central Virginia.”

“The addition of Connectpoint’s digital signage to GRTC’s new Downtown Transfer Station is a crucial element in enhancing the customer experience,” added GRTC CEO, Sheryl Adams. We are happy that the signage will not only increase the functionality of the Downtown Transfer Station but will also provide GRTC customers with real time information which will help them reach their destinations.” 

Connectpoint drives the digitalization of cities through an integrated system of information about the status of transportation systems. The Connectpoint Digital Bus Stop® is an advanced solar-powered (or A/C) wireless ePaper digital sign that provides real-time public transportation information 24/7 that can be quickly installed on poles, at shelters, or in a stand-alone fabricated pylon. Connectpoint’s products are used at rail stations, transit hubs and bus stops.

Timely and accurate real-time information is delivered seamlessly to passengers across an agency’s digital signage with Connectpoint’s easy-to-use and powerful Connectpoint Asset Management system (CPAM®), designed specifically for the transportation industry. This cloud-based software is intuitive and customizable, allowing agencies to deliver alerts via the agency’s real-time feed, as well as schedule custom messages for their riders. This tool gives agencies the freedom to remotely control as many signs as they please through one integrated backend system.

Connectpoint serves 26 transit agencies in the U.S. and has thousands of displays in the field, giving millions of riders information each year.

About Connectpoint

Connectpoint’s ePaper digital signage, available in 5 sizes–13”, 22”, 28,” 32”, and 42”–is the most deployed ePaper digital signage solution within the U.S. transportation industry. Connectpoint also offers LED and LCD digital signage solutions.

Connectpoint designs, builds, and manages all product development, with content delivered and managed by CPAM™, our device and technology-agnostic content management system. Clients have input and control over all signage from desktop or mobile devices. Our diverse and talented team have specific software expertise to deploy ePaper and other digital signage solutions, and are able to solve even the most complex issues and deliver on-time, challenging projects. In conjunction with our sister company, CHK America, we have helped power over 2 billion trips annually, allowing transit riders to make informed decisions. Connectpoint’s robust client list includes WMATA, Washington D.C.; PAAC, Pittsburgh, PA; King County Metro, Seattle; Tri-Met, Portland; VIA, San Antonio, TX; Orange County Transit, CA; DASH, City of Alexandra, Virginia; GCRTA, Greater Cleveland, OH; SMART, SE Michigan; RTCSN, Las Vegas, NV; DART, Dallas, TX; FWTA, Ft. Worth, TX, ; Sonoma County Transit, CA; SMART Wilsonville, OR.


Connectpoint Digital Bus Stop® Awards

2023 Smart Cities “Smart 50 Awardee” for “Seattle’s King County Metro Improves Passenger Transit Experience with Connectpoint’s Smart City Signage” project

2022 IoT Breakthrough Award winner for “Overall Smart City Solution Provider of the Year”

2022 Digital Signage Award in the “Sector Specific Response to Covid-19” category

2022 Globee Gold Award in the “Information Technology Project or Initiative of the Year” category

2022 Golden Bridge Gold Globee Award in theInformation Technology Hardware” category

2021 Digital Signage Award winner in the Technical Advances and Innovation category  (Display and other Devices)

Connectpoint’s Falcon Award

2023 IoT Global Award in the “Smart Cities, Government, and Utilities” category

for the Falcon, the first solar-powered and ADA compliant text-to-speech device