Stertil-Koni, CharterUP, Kimley-Horn, and Wabtec are the latest companies to be featured in METRO's Biz Briefs. - Photo: METRO

Stertil-Koni, CharterUP, Kimley-Horn, and Wabtec are the latest companies to be featured in METRO's Biz Briefs.

Photo: METRO

Stertil-Koni, CharterUP, Kimley-Horn, and Wabtec recently announced news from their respective companies.

Stertil-Koni Selects ODP to Expand its North American Dealer Network

Stertil-Koni announced that it has welcomed Optimized Distributor Partners (ODP) to its North American distributor network.

The company is headed by Jeff Murray, president, and his brother Tim Murray, vice president – supported by an experienced team of service technicians, sales experts, and back office support.  

ODP also has a commercial sales specialist, Matt Elder, who will focus on the Stertil-Koni product line.

CharterUP Adds Luxury Sprinter Vans

CharterUP announced that luxury sprinter vans are now available on its charter services platform in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Antonio, with additional markets to follow. 

The addition of luxury sprinter vans to the CharterUP marketplace creates opportunities for more than 7,000 independent operators across the U.S. who are sitting on underutilized fleets. 

Already hosting a network of more than 4,000 motorcoaches and minibusses, the CharterUP marketplace has added hundreds of luxury sprinter vans to meet the demand for group transportation services of all sizes.

Kimley-Horn Launches Advanced TSP, Preemption Software 

Kimley-Horn announced that transportation systems management and operations engineers can now deploy joint Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered Traffic Signal Priority (TSP), Freight Signal Priority (FSP), and Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) applications in one software system.  

Traction Priority from Kimley-Horn is a cloud-based traffic signal software that responds to real-time GPS feeds from existing equipment on buses, trucks, emergency vehicles, and more. 

Municipalities and transit authorities can prioritize any mode of transport, including: 

  • Emergency vehicles, to improve response time and decrease crash risks
  • Transit vehicles, to improve on-time performance and reduce intersection congestion
  • School buses, to get children to school on time with lower fuel consumption and emissions 
  • Freight vehicles, to reduce emissions, travel time, and cost of operations. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) calculates that reducing 5,000 freight stops per day can save fleets more than 1,300 kilograms of emissions, 63 hours of travel time, and $4,500 in fuel and operational costs.
  • Snowplows, to clear roads faster and reduce intersection crashes 
  • Bicycles, including cargo and delivery, to increase cyclist safety through traffic signals

Wabtec to Provide Brakes, Couplers for 640 NYC Metro System Train Cars

Wabtec Corporation announced it will provide brakes and couplers for 640 MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) train cars via its client Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. 

The multi-million-dollar order for equipment provides interoperability with other subway fleets in the New York City Transit System (NYCTS). 

“We are delighted that Kawasaki has once again chosen to draw on our strong and longstanding relationship for this exciting project,” said Wabtec Transit President Pascal Schweitzer. “We are proud to help boost reliability and improve subway service on the New York City Transit System, one of the largest and busiest in the world.”

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