Rīgas Satiksme (Riga municipality public transportation) achieves significant cost and carbon savings with Papercast e-paper

Rīgas Satiksme  is further enhancing the travel experience for Riga’s Public transport users with the second phase rollout of Papercast® sustainable, low power e-paper displays. This initiative underscores Rīgas municipality owned Public transportation company shift from traditional, power-hungry LED displays to more sustainable technologies.

Driven by the success of its initial deployment and buoyed by positive feedback from passengers, Rīgas Satiksme is extending its digitalization of public transport  stops network with Papercast’s 23” e-paper displays. Following a rigorous evaluation process, Rīgas selected Papercast for this second phase expansion, highlighting the calibre and sustainability of its technology.

Maximising cost and carbon savings

Offering one of the most sustainable digital bus stop solutions available, the Papercast displays supplied to Rīgas Satiksme recharge overnight using streetlight power, ensuring minimal energy consumption and high functionality. This setup enables significant cost and carbon savings:

These savings are crucial for Rīgas Satiksme as they move towards more sustainable public transport solutions as add on to the new Electrical bus fleet and Trams lines extension .

Retrofitting for efficiency

The decision to expand the network with Papercast’s e-paper displays is rooted in their stability, excellent outdoor visibility, user-friendly interface, low power consumption, ease of installation and customisable features. By retrofitting the displays onto Rīgas’ Satiksme existing infrastructure, deployment time and costs are minimised, including integration with new fleet management system.

Enhanced passenger experience

The 23” e-paper displays provide real-time information at digital stops and shelters for trams, buses and trolleybus services. The content management system (CMS) allows for effortless control over content dissemination and device management, enhancing the overall proposition.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Rīgas Satiksme in their mission to embrace cutting edge, sustainable passenger information solutions,” said Cameron Maconie, Head of Business Development at Papercast. “The selection of Papercast displays for the second phase rollout underscores the unmatched benefits of our market leading technology, making it the ideal choice for modernising public transport infrastructure.”

Using E Ink technology, Papercast e-paper bus stop displays are well proven around the world with deployments in more than 45 countries.



Posted June 21, 2024 By