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

D.C. Metro to introduce new 7000-Series railcars in April

The introduction of the first new train will be the most significant milestone to date for a project that has spanned nearly five years from approval and funding, through design and engineering, to testing and certification.

Alstom secures power supply contract for Kochi metro in India

This contract includes high voltage cabling from the state grid for the new 16-mile metro line. Alstom is the main supplier of Kochi metro after it has been awarded previous orders for 25 Metropolis trainsets, signalling, telecom and electrification. Commercial service is scheduled to begin in March 2016.

Bombardier signs maintenance contract for National Express Essex system

The contract, which is for a ten-year period with the option to extend another 5 years, covers maintenance and spare parts on 74 four-car Class 357 ELECTROSTAR trains and is valued at approximately $213 million.

MBTA gets winter weather advice from 'peer' cities

Suggestions included using special diesel-powered vehicles to clear snow from tracks, as well as using deicing chemicals to prevent the third rail from freezing and losing contact with the trains.

Chicago Transit replacing airport escalator damaged in train wreck

The train wreck, which occurred in the early morning of March 24, 2014, when the operator allegedly fell asleep, injured more than 30 people and caused roughly $9 million in damage. The lead railcar had to be cut up to remove it from the escalator.

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 resource for managers of class 1-7 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