Vontas is celebrating its one-year anniversary since it was created in April 2021 as a new business division of Trapeze Group, to focus on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for bus and rail, including Yard Management and Payment.
In the past year, Vontas has implemented its product suite with transit agencies across North America, announcing strategic partnerships, forming new divisions, and continuing to develop new and current products.
“We have completely re-organized our ITS business to be fully focused on customer and market-driven innovation. We continue to make significant investments into modernizing our products while supporting our current customers and their mission-critical system,” said Peter Aczel, GM, Vontas. “We have also made significant investments into our team, hiring seasoned industry experts, and growing our team to 85+ dedicated employees.”
In September 2021, Vontas announced joint initiatives with Fort Worth Transportation Authority (Trinity Metro) and Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA).
Trinity Metro began implementing Vontas’ Intelligent Transportation System, TransitMaster, which provides passengers with real-time access to paratransit vehicles, fixed route vehicles, and trains. TransitMaster integrates with Trinity Metro’s Automated Passenger Counters, Farebox, and Signage, and offers native integration with the Trapeze Group solutions that Trinity Metro already uses.
The joint initiative with COTA integrates Vontas’Yard Management software into a second garage at the Central Ohio Transit Authority. This collaboration allows COTA to track their fleet in real-time, improve maintenance workflows, and increase on-time bus pull-outs.
In addition to Yard Management, COTA upgraded its remaining bus fleet to Vontas TransitMaster V8 Integrated Vehicle Logic Units (IVLU) hardware.
In November 2021, Vontas announced the launch of the New Product Initiatives group and were officially introduced to the transit industry at APTA Expo in Orlando, Florida.
The New Product Initiatives Group is a division inside the organization, dedicated to the establishment, advancement, and innovation of customer-focused ITS products. Since its inception, the New Product Initiatives group has focused on bringing additional products to market based on evolving industry trends and customer needs.
Vontas had its official launch at APTA Expo in Orlando, Florida, where it showcased its product suite and demonstrated products in real-time for transit agencies.
In February 2022, Vontas announced a new project with StarMetro in Tallahassee, Florida. StarMetro is set to upgrade to Vontas’ Intelligent Transportation System, TransitMaster. In addition, February 2022 Vontas achieved project acceptance for the Bus USA project with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) in Baltimore.
In March 2022, Vontas with Trapeze Group hosted the annual ThinkTransit Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. ThinkTransit brought together over 300 transit professionals from across North America for three days of hands-on learning.
Vontas said it looks forward to celebrating more milestones in the year ahead.