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CIVIQ points the way to go in NYC

This latest installment brings the total number of WayPoint kiosks to more than 200 throughout the MTA system

New York subway users are benefiting from state-of-the-art urban technology
New York subway users are benefiting from state-of-the-art urban technology

CIVIQ WayPoints is ushering in a new generation in citizen engagement

The kiosks are providing a more connected experience for NYC commuters

CIVIQ Smartscapes has extended its WayPoint interactive information station network on New York City’s new Second Avenue Subway, the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) newest line.


The digital information kiosks will be installed in each of the four new stations on the line, providing real-time transit information and wayfinding solutions via interactive touchscreen displays to daily subway riders.


WayPoints are modelled on the company’s earlier On The Go travel stations and this latest installment brings the total to more than 200 throughout the MTA system.


Subway riders can access valuable information, including countdown to arrival, one-touch visual directions based on real-time train status, neighborhood maps and context-relevant advertising, CIVIQ said.


“Through our CIVIQ WayPoints, the MTA will be able to enhance communications and services, providing a more connected experience for its commuters, and positioning NYC at the forefront of smart, connected cities,” said Brad Gleeson, chief commercial officer, CIVIQ Smartscapes.


This is the second wave of WayPoints being deployed throughout the Second Avenue Subway. The first wave were deployed in time for the grand opening last December and more units will be added in the coming months.


The WayPoints were designed by Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger of Antenna Design who also created the On The Go and LinkNYC industrial designs, as well as other elements of the NYC subway system.


This programme builds on CIVIQ Smartscapes’ existing presence in the New York City area. The company also played an integral part in the development of LinkNYC which saw the conversion of thousands of old phones into high-speed, free public wi-fi hubs throughout the boroughs.



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