TransLink uses INIT during Winter Olympics

Posted on March 10, 2010

With a daily ridership average reaching 60 percent more than normal, The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) mastered all challenges thanks to their meticulous planning, the competency and commitment of their staff and INIT's, Innovations in Transportation, technology.

TransLink, Vancouver's transit authority and provider of transportation during the 2010 Winter Olympics, confirmed a record 1.5 million people daily used TransLink's bus services, including the city's rapid-transit lines, bus routes, trains, and SeaBuses.

In 2006, TransLink partnered with INIT to provide an advanced fleet management system, as well as onboard computers on over 1,500 of their vehicles in preparation for the big event. Having the INIT system in place made their job of managing and transporting the crowds much easier.

Running a transit system during a major world event is no small task, but experience has proven that the job can be much easier with the advanced communication and fleet management tools provided by INIT. So while Canadian athletes took home 26 medals — over half of which were gold, TransLink and INIT together managed to take home the highest reward: the knowledge that together they successfully managed this world-class event with first-class service, according to the company.


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