March 9, 2009

DART selects INIT, Kinkisharyo to expand ITS

Following a recent decision by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), INIT has been awarded an additional contract to expand its Vehicle Business System (VBS), including INIT hardware and software by an additional 48 light rail vehicles.

 

Kinkisharyo International will install INIT’s on-board computer (COPILOTpc), mobile data terminals with built-in card readers, global positioning system (GPS) and GPRS data radio communication. Furthermore, INIT’s automatic passenger counting system, MOBILE-APC, will be implemented and subsequently provide DART with counting accuracy results of 96 percent or better, according to the company.

 

The on-board computers will provide automatic next stop announcements and communicate vehicle location and event messages to the central computer-aided dispatch/automatic vehicle location system (MOBILE-ITCS). This system will interface to a Public Announcement/Visual Message Board system and the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition system, giving DART passenger’s real-time information at station displays.

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Factors in Transit Bus Ramp Slope and Wheelchair-Seated Passenger Safety Nearly 3 million U.S. adults are wheelchair or scooter users1, and as the population ages this number is expected to rise. Many wheelchair users rely upon public transportation to access work, medical care, school and social activities.

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

More white papers


 
DIGITAL EDITION

The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue