Bus

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.

 

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

More News

Bridj to launch D.C. service

While Founder Matt George is interested in connecting Capitol Hill, K Street and Dupont Circle, it’s not yet clear if those will be the neighborhoods Bridj starts with. The start-up is encouraging interested customers to request specific routes on its website

New Flyer wins N.Y. CNG bus contract

The contract for 110 XN40 buses contains a firm order for 52 buses with options for an additional 58 buses and is valued at approximately $53 million dollars.

CCW to provide Iowa with rebuilt artics

Des Moines Area Regional Transit's 60-foot low floor articulated buses will replace high-floor buses and include newly installed ramps, remanufactured power trains, transmissions, engines and brakes. It will also be equipped with two ADA compliant wheelchair lifts.

Texas' Capital Metro adds real-time information to bus fleet

The agency rolled out real-time data on MetroRapid and MetroRail last year, receiving strong positive feedback from customers.

AC Transit piloting Alexander Dennis double-deck bus

The 80-seat coach, offering its riders comfy excursions with spectacular views — particularly to and from San Francisco — made its first cruise on the Line U, from Fremont to Stanford University, before being deployed on other daily routes.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close