ETA Transit Systems, Knoxville Area Transit, and InCharge Energy recently announced news from their respective companies.
ETA Transit Systems Deploys New CAD/AVL System
ETA Transit Systems announced that it has been awarded a CAD/AVL project with the AppalCART.
AppalCART issued an RFP earlier this year for a Real-time Passenger Information System to replace its legacy bus tracking system.
The goals of the RFP centered on providing Appalachian State University students, Watauga County, Town of Boone, NC residents, and visitors with cloud-based software that includes web and mobile application-based passenger information and options for message signs at selected stops.
The agency also required an accurate automatic passenger counting (APC) system.
KAT Launches Next-Generation Mobile Ticketing System
The next-generation mobile ticketing system uses Masabi’s Justride fare payment platform, enabling riders to purchase tickets for KAT services through the Transit app.
Riders on KAT’s network will have access to an all-in-one experience in the Transit app, an app that many KAT riders already use, combining mobile ticketing with trip planning, real-time vehicle tracking, and connections to first and last-mile services.
KAT riders can also purchase mobile tickets using cash at Knoxville Station, ensuring cash riders have access to the new service.
Masabi has also installed validation units running its Justride Inspect software across the KAT fleet of buses.
InCharge Energy Platform Now Available For Use with Geotab
InCharge Energy announced that its InControl CMS platform is now available for use with Geotab’s connected transportation solutions.
“We continue to improve our InControl CMS using direct feedback from our users, and integrating vehicle telematics has been a top request,” said Russell Schmidt, VP of Digital Services at InCharge Energy. “In response to this user feedback, we are proud to offer a solution with Geotab, a market leader in connected transportation solutions.”
For InCharge Energy’s school district and commercial fleet customers, this solution allows fleet managers to view their electric vehicle (EV) data even when the vehicles are not plugged in. This streamlines operations for fleet managers and also maximizes vehicle uptime.
Fleet operators can leverage a vehicle’s state of charge data before it arrives at the depot, for example, to direct a driver to plug in at a certain charger upon arrival.
With this integration, fleet customers can monitor their vehicle’s state of charge, location, speed, and travel logs, in addition to their EV charging infrastructure.