D.C.-based public transit tech startup TransitScreen announced that it is partnering with Captivate, a New York-based commercial real estate digital media amenity company. With this partnership, TransitScreen will bring its real-time transit data to Captivate’s network of multipurpose display screens.
“We’re proud to partner with Captivate to bring our real-time transportation data to busy professionals across the country and bring about our shared vision of a smarter, more sustainable future,” said Tony Hudgins, VP of partnerships at TransitScreen, in a statement.
Tenants can access TransitScreen’s data through Captivate’s multipurpose displays or through the company’s online portal. The transit data will depend on building proximity and available transit options within five blocks and is updated every two to three seconds.
Founded in 1997 and owned by Generation Partners, Captivate reports having 12,000 elevator and lobby displays located in 1,600 office buildings across North America. Captivate’s curated content offerings combined with TransitScreen’s transit data will give employees working out of these buildings amenities they probably didn’t know they needed.
"Thousands of office tenants across North America will soon have access to up-to-the-minute transit information on screens in their buildings."
— Ryan Croft (@ryankcroft) August 27, 2019
“We strive to deliver amenities to our real estate partners that will increase the value of their property and can assist in tenant attraction and retention,” said Alice Gogh, VP of product management and strategy at Captivate, in a press release. “This alliance will ease the tenant burden of unpredictable public transportation changes, particularly during rush hour.
“With the support of TransitScreen, Captivate is making an investment in delivering a new level of convenience but also an environmentally conscious and sustainability solution for the real estate community overall,” she said.
This partnership is another major move for TransitScreen since the startup secured a $3 million investment from Vancouver-based TIMIA Capital back in May. The company also recently expanded to Europe and launched a new tool on July 23 called CommuteExpert, which takes users through a short questionnaire and then tells them exactly which transit pass to purchase and how much money they could save yearly.
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