Equans will deliver a replacement of KRT’s current system for its 24 fixed-route services, including on-board components and on-board Infotainment.  -  Photo: Equans

Equans will deliver a replacement of KRT’s current system for its 24 fixed-route services, including on-board components and on-board Infotainment.

Photo: Equans

Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority (KRT) and Equans announced they are currently implementing NAVINEO’s CAD/AVL system on KRT’s fixed-route bus fleet, which transports about 1 million people every year.

Following a successful factory testing in the summer, the deployment of Equans’ CAD/AVL and real-time passenger information technologies (RTPI) on the 54 buses is nearing completion and will bring major daily improvements for KRT’s staff and passengers.

KRT's Technology Modernization Initiative

This project is part of a technology modernization initiative undertaken by KRT for its public transit service, including mobile ticketing, scheduling, and paratransit software.

Equans will deliver a replacement of KRT’s current system for its 24 fixed-route services, including on-board components and on-board Infotainment.

Equans is currently installing and implementing NAVINEO’s CAD/AVL system on KRT’s buses, along with Automatic Vehicle announcements (AVA) and Infotainment screens.

Some of the improvements will allow KRT riders to benefit from automated service alerts, canceled trip information, and detour information all in real-time through Google Maps, Transit App, and KRT’s own website.

“Our passengers are going to benefit greatly from our partnership with Equans," said Jacob Pitman, KRT director of Operations. Passengers will be able to see where their bus is in real-time and receive route notifications if any disruptions occur. Internally, our operators will also have turn-by-turn directions displayed right in front of them and will also receive there-routes in real-time. The communication between our dispatchers, operators, and passengers will only improve going forward.”

Equans is also deploying its Driver clock-in/clock-out kiosk and Yard Management system, supporting on-time pull-out by KRT’s bus operators

A Business Intelligence software with the ability to retrieve and analyze on-time performance data, ridership data, daily dispatch, and automated NTD reporting across the organization, will complete KRT’s new system.

“Equans is empowering KRT to provide technologies to our passengers, operators, and administrative team. From the inception of this project, Equans has been a partner. Vendors are easy to come by partners are much more rare," said Sean Hill, KRT executive director.

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