You’re probably wondering: Why would I use the jukebox when I can just search out the same info on my smartphone?
“One, it’s just easier,” says Ryan Croft, founder of TransitScreen, which provides similar up-to-the-minute transit intel in the lobbies of various high-end apartment buildings nationwide.
Obviously, the jukebox screen is bigger than your phone, “so there’s more information that you can fit on one screen,” Croft says. That added space allows you to survey the bus, subway, and car service situation all in one place.
Say it’s raining. Uber is charging surge prices at the three times the usual fee. Why pay $50 to get home when you can clearly see that the closest subway train is four minutes away?