Accessibility

DART taps Tyco Electronics for communications system

Posted on May 7, 2009

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) agency selected Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems to design and deploy the company’s OpenSky critical communications system. 

The OpenSky system will provide digital voice and data communications for the 13-city regional transportation agency, which will enable DART to track all of the fixed route busses with GPS to improve on-time operations and to link ridership information for transitions between bus and rail services. Additionally, DART Police will now utilize the same radio system as the fixed route buses, light rail and paratransit services.

Under the terms of the contract, Tyco Electronics will install a four-site radio system to enhance radio coverage both indoors and out. The proposed system will accommodate more than 3,000 radio users and can easily grow to accommodate up to 6,000 users. The new OpenSky system will operate on existing DART frequencies and can be expanded when some other frequencies become available.

Tyco Electronics selected Continental Public Transit Solutions to provide the Computer Aided Dispatch/Auto Vehicle Location portion of the system. The company has also contracted with several local minority-owned businesses such as Link America, Technocraft and PNB Distributors, to provide technical services for the duration of this project. 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

GRTC, reservation network co. partner for on-demand paratransit service

Customer benefits include direct, non-stop service; requesting a trip for same-day service; and flexibility to schedule a reservation up to 30 days in advance.

MBTA testing new tech to help blind find bus stops

The agency will install Bluetooth beacons on bus stop signs that can communicate via a smartphone app to tell users how close they are to the stop.

NY MTA adding mobile app to simplify paratransit travel

The upgrade comes amid a growing outcry from people with disabilities that they are being underserved.

BraunAbility's Q-Series wheelchair lift wins design award

The new lift combines an eye-catching curved design language with innovative use of geometry, resulting not only in a 10% weight reduction over its predecessor, but also a 300% improvement in rigidity.

Profile: Donna Smith, Sr. Director, Easter Seals Project Action Consulting

Donna Smith was 18 months old when doctors detected retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer, and removed her right eye. For the next 18 months, her mother took her on zoo trips and drilled her on all the colors before doctors took out her left eye, too.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close