According to the American Public Transportation Association, Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2008. In addition, they drove on the nation's four million miles of roadway and took flights from approximately 5,400 public airports. The transportation industry plays a large role in modern-day life, no matter whether it is travel for business or leisure.
The transportation industry's task is to get millions of people to their destinations, but to also keep them safe while traveling. AV technology like flat panel video displays in traffic control centers and audio announcements and digital signage at airports and train stations plays a vital role in keeping the traveling public well-informed.