One of the TransitScreen jumbotrons at Gallery Place. Image by the author.

Through the magic of software, any video screen can work as a real-time transit info sign. With that technology available, some really large real-time signs are popping up around the country.

Here in DC, Gallery Place is as close to a Times Square as we have, with its bustling sidewalks, bright lights, and flashing video screens. Several of those screens show real-time transit information, rotating along with ads and other content.

Another Gallery Place Transit Screen. Image by the author.

Recently while Instagramming the Gallery Place jumbotron, I stopped to wonder what other cities have really large real-time screens. So I turned to Twitter and asked the crowd.

And now, in a social media hat trick, I'm blogging about it. Does blogging count as social media? I digress.

Anyway, people tweeted responses back with photos of jumbotron real-time screens in New York near Penn Station, as well as in Boston both near Fenway Park and in the Seaport District.

Have you seen these anywhere else? Tell us in the comments.

Thumbnail: Image by the author.

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Dan Malouff is a transportation planner for Arlington and an adjunct professor at George Washington University. He has a degree in urban planning from the University of Colorado and lives in Trinidad, DC. He runs BeyondDC and contributes to the Washington Post. Dan blogs to express personal views, and does not take part in GGWash's political endorsement decisions.