Seattle bus stops could get a high-tech makeover if New York-based Intersection gets its way. The company, which has rolled out thousands of communication kiosks in London and New York, is eyeing Seattle as new territory for its “Link” technology.
Intersection has replaced payphone stands, phone booths, and other existing or outdated infrastructure with tall, narrow mini-billboards offering WiFi, device charging, information, and data collection capabilities in other cities. Earlier this month, Intersection announced it will install Link devices throughout Philadelphia.
The Seattle Department of Transportation — which controls the city’s bus shelters — isn’t commenting on the Link program, but representatives from Intersection are scheduled to discuss their proposal at a Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce business issues forum this week.