Apollo to equip Everett Transit buses with GPS

Posted on April 6, 2009

Apollo Video Technology partnered with Everett (Wash.) Transit to address on-time performance by installing Apollo's RoadRunner system on city buses.

Utilizing the RoadRunner system will enable Everett Transit officials to use video and GPS data to monitor boarding counts, peak load factors and on-time performance, as well as to ensure all city buses are operating in compliance with the ADA.

Apollo Video Technology equipped Everett Transit's buses with interior and exterior mounted cameras capable of recording activity inside and outside the vehicles. In addition, each bus was equipped with GPS featuring Apollo Video's iSM interface, which provides an interactive map that combines historical graphical route information with current vehicle GPS location and speed data, all synchronized with video and audio recordings.

By using GPS features to address on-time performance, transit officials can compare weeks of data to better ensure that buses arrive on time and meet ADA requirements.

In addition to service planning and reducing liability, violence and graffiti, Everett Transit uses video feeds to ensure that all city buses meet ADA compliance and all other local, state and federal regulations. Audio recording synchronized with location information provides an easy method for verifying that bus drivers are making the appropriate announcements at each stop and throughout the route.

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