Rail

INIT wins San Diego 'Trolley' contract

Posted on August 23, 2010

INIT, Innovations in Transportation Inc., signed a contract with San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) to equip 65 light rail vehicles with INIT's automatic passenger counting (APC) sensors, IRMA Basic, on-board computers, COPILOTpc and, on the dispatch side, MOBILEstatistics software.

The light rail system operated by MTS is commonly called The Trolley. MTS will utilize INIT's IRMA Basic sensor technology to accurately count passengers and efficiently manage its light rail fleet. IRMA Basic is extremely accurate (to 95 percent) and generates precise results using high-resolution infrared technology, according to INIT.

Meanwhile, INIT's on-board computer, COPILOTpc, will record counting results and securely transfer the counts through Wireless LAN to MOBILEstatistics.

The new technology will give MTS the ability to better manage its light rail fleet and efficiently plan service making the most use of resources. With an interface to an existing reporting tool (RIDECHECKplus), MTS will also get statistical data in a user-friendly, full-color, graphical report making the job of reporting passenger data easier.

The contract between San Diego MTS and INIT is worth $1.4 million and includes the option of equipping an additional 14 light rail vehicles in the future.

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

More News

Metra Electric's original Highliner railcars officially retired

The railcars began serving customers on the Illinois Central, now the Metra Electric Line, on May 31, 1971. Federal funds covered two-thirds of the $40 million cost and the IC paid the rest.

Bombardier wins Edmonton light rail contract

Will be responsible for the design and supply of the vehicles, signaling, communications, power supply and distribution, overhead catenary system and related depot equipment. Bombardier's scope is valued at approximately $280 million.

Calif. high-speed rail lawsuit back in court

Attorneys for a group of Central Valley farmers will argue in Sacramento County Superior Court that the state can no longer assure Californians of the claims made in 2008.

OC Streetcar receives $125M federal funding boost

Funding identified in President Obama’s 2016-17 budget for 4.1-mile Santa Ana/Garden Grove project.

South Phoenix rail extension on track to launch a decade early

The planned extension will be the first project to get a boost from the city's Transportation 2050 program, which raised sales taxes to fund bus, street and light-rail improvements.

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