Delivering Real-Time Information

QR Codes are a great way to share breaking information about everything from the latest local news to changes in the bus schedule. A smart example of the latter is the Metro West Yorkshire in England using QR Codes to deliver the latest news on everything from the next bus arrival to route changes to closures due to weather or special events.

The QR Codes are displayed at 45 bus stops and serve another important function, according to Metro Chairman Councillor James Lewis. By scanning the codes, riders can get a permanent bus schedule right on their phones.

I’d love to see QR Codes on sport tickets. You could scan the QR Code on your ticket the day of the event for the latest information on weather delays, special attractions, discounts on team apparel, suggestions for getting to the event, and best places to park.

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