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Solar E Ink Signs Go Live with Real-Time Information

Updated on February 24, 2020

A rider reads the new E Ink sign at the Broadway bus stop in Everett

We've deployed E Ink signs featuring real-time arrival predictions and service alerts at 18 bus stops throughout Greater Boston and 3 Green Line stations.

While real-time predictions can significantly improve the rider experience, not all of our stations and stops have the connectivity needed to display this information. Solar-powered E Ink signs help us solve this problem.

So far, we’ve:

  • Removed all E Ink signs from the previous pilot so we can update their modems to 4G
  • Installed 10 signs at 3 stops on the B, C, and E Lines
  • Installed 18 new signs at bus stops in 6 municipalities
  • Activated all 28 signs to show live data from MBTA's real-time predictions feed

Learn more about our solar E Ink pilots

Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

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Sign Locations

Signs are installed in several communities throughout Greater Boston.

Share Your Feedback

An E Ink sign at the Broadway @ Norwood stop in Everett

We'll soon be surveying riders at bus stops to learn about their experiences with the signs. In the meantime, send us any feedback you may have.

Send feedback about bus E Ink

Closeup of an E Ink sign on the outbound platform at Beaconsfield

Is there an E Ink sign at your Green Line Station? We want to hear what you think about it.

Take the Green Line survey

Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

Learn more

Related Projects

View all projects

Share Your Feedback

An E Ink sign at the Broadway @ Norwood stop in Everett

We'll soon be surveying riders at bus stops to learn about their experiences with the signs. In the meantime, send us any feedback you may have.

Send feedback about bus E Ink

Closeup of an E Ink sign on the outbound platform at Beaconsfield

Is there an E Ink sign at your Green Line Station? We want to hear what you think about it.

Take the Green Line survey