21st Century, part of Journeo, has completed the roll-out of bus passenger infrastructure to four local authorities in the East Midlands as part of a multi-million pound contract through the Transforming Cities Fund.

The new infrastructure features screens and interactive displays which provide passengers with real-time departure information, disruption messaging, and interactive wayfinding information.

21st Century’s content management software, EPI, integrates the real-time and scheduled passenger information, service alerts, and distributes this and other content to travel signage in the region.

The supplier has been responsible for designing and installing new thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT LCD) screens for the project. That includes a 28in stretched, double-sided pole mounted screen installed at over 200 locations, which allows the display of journey information, points of interest and operator logos.

Complementing these screens are a number of other display types and 14 “interactive totems” which offer real-time info as well as journey planning, mapping, and interactive content.

The project features new LED signage which can display 40% more information than previous displays according to 21st Century. The signage was installed using existing infrastructure, which meant it could be built in a shorter time frame.

“Our in-house team has developed the exceptional EPI content management software, which is essential for providing passengers with instant, dynamic and accurate information,” says Darren Maher, Group Development and Communications Director at 21st Century (pictured). “It gives local authorities full control over their content, whether it is COVID-19 information, advertising or service information, and the ability to feed it to any type of display, seamlessly.

“When combined with our latest hardware, our software enables local authorities to build accessible and well-used transport network solutions, tailored to the specific needs of their communities.”