Macy’s new window display shows up and coming… bus arrivals

Riding the bus from a busy stop downtown just got better.

Passengers waiting for the bus on 3rd Ave in front of Macy’s (at Pine Street) can now get up-to-the-minute estimates on when their bus will arrive by checking out a video screen SDOT installed in a Macy’s display window earlier this month.

This demonstration project uses trusty info provided by every transit rider’s favorite app: onebusaway.org.  

Be on the lookout for more improvements at this busy bus stop starting early next year.  SDOT will widen the sidewalk by over 6 feet.  This will allow the bus stop to shift closer to the video screen and make more room for people waiting for the bus, walking down the street, and shopping at Macy’s.   We will also add pedestrian scale lighting to further increase public safety and security.