The flood of information in the public transportation sector is enormous. A passenger who wants to travel today from point A to point B has to spend a great deal of time to sort out the pertinent travel information from various schedules, which are sometimes difficult to read. This process that can overwhelm visitors to an area and figuring out the right time and place to disembark can prove to be very difficult and frustrating for the customer.
This is exactly the problem modern information systems are designed to solve, so-called Automated Passenger Information Systems, or APISs. Such systems require that appropriate stationary displays be installed at important transportation locations. These stationary displays, available in a wide range of display technologies (flip-dot, LCD, LED), provide travelers with the pertinent departure schedule in a clearly readable format. These dynamic lists, which can optionally include sheduled and/or actual departure times, make it easy for passengers to determine the next appropriate departure.