Zonar, provider of smart fleet management technology, announced that the company has extended its smart fleet telematics technologies to mass transit. Electronic Verified Inspection Reports (EVIR®) and Zonar’s other solutions help mass transit agencies and their contractors manage operations proactively and efficiently, contributing to improved compliance and safer transit experiences for operators and riders alike.

“For many people in the U.S., safe and reliable public transportation is a vital part of their daily lives, providing access to work, healthcare, education and community services,” said Kevin Mest, senior VP of passenger services at Zonar Systems. “Zonar and other technology providers can play a key role in delivering new technologies that provide intelligence and offer greater efficiencies, enabling mass transit agencies and fleet operator contractors to meet evolving community needs.‘’

According to the American Public Transportation Association, people board public transportation 36 million times each weekday in the U.S. and nearly 60% of trips relate to work commutes.

EVIR is the only verified, visual electronic inspection system available for pre- and post-trip inspections, according to the company. When operators use Zonar devices with EVIR, their inspection reports connect electronically with operators and maintenance. This verified process helps mass transit agencies keep riders safe as well as ensures compliance with all U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)-mandated pre- and post-trip vehicle inspection regulations, OSHA and MSHA equipment inspection requirements.

“Zonar has been a fantastic partner that works hand in hand with us to understand customer needs and provides them with customizable transit solutions,” said Judith Crawford, CEO of National Express Transit. “Providing mass transit fleets with tools that streamline efficiencies while increasing safety and uptime is a win for everybody involved.”

Zonar’s inspection solutions combine high-precision data, RFID sensor technologies, and an automated capture-and-transmit process with an environmentally friendly and easy-to-use mobile device. The combination of a connected mobile device and cloud-based system enables mass transit organizations to improve their compliance levels while reducing the physical paperwork and the time required to manage that paperwork. Zonar’s Tag Once, Inspect Regularly, Know Always approach to smart transit enables mass transit agencies to work proactively to ensure inspection accuracy on their fleets, improve compliance ratings for improved driver and rider safety, and increase return on their technology investment.

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