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Biz News: New Flyer, Connectpoint, Icomera

Posted on January 15, 2020

The buses were unveiled during a launch event and demonstration ride facilitated by CDTA CEO Carm Basile (center) and CDTA Board Chairman Jayme Lahut, alongside Congressman Paul Tonko and New York State Assembly members Patricia Fahy, Phillip Steck, and John T. McDonald III.
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The buses were unveiled during a launch event and demonstration ride facilitated by CDTA CEO Carm Basile (center) and CDTA Board Chairman Jayme Lahut, alongside Congressman Paul Tonko and New York State Assembly members Patricia Fahy, Phillip Steck, and John T. McDonald III.New Flyer/CDTA

CDTA rolls out New Flyer battery-electric buses

Albany, N.Y.’s Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) launched its first new zero-emission, battery-electric New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE™ heavy-duty transit buses.

The buses were unveiled during a launch event and demonstration ride facilitated by CDTA CEO Carm Basile and CDTA Board Chairman Jayme Lahut, alongside Congressman Paul Tonko and New York State Assembly members Patricia Fahy, Phillip Steck, and John T. McDonald III.

In addition to delivering four 40-foot, battery-electric buses, New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™ was also selected to provide and commission four Siemens direct current depot chargers that conform to Society of Automotive Engineer 1772 Combined Charging System Type 1 standards.

Connectpoint’s solar-powered Digital Bus Stop® will enhance TriMet’s current static passenger information across the agency’s 85 bus lines, installed at highly trafficked bus stops, transit centers, and corridors across the city.
Connectpoint
Connectpoint’s solar-powered Digital Bus Stop® will enhance TriMet’s current static passenger information across the agency’s 85 bus lines, installed at highly trafficked bus stops, transit centers, and corridors across the city.Connectpoint

Connectpoint lands 5-year TriMet digital signage contract

Connectpoint® was awarded a five-year contract by Portland’s TriMet to provide hundreds of “smart city” digital signs for the agency’s fixed-route bus and light rail transit services. The company’s cloud-based management system, CPAM™, will be implemented across all new digital arrival information displays.

Connectpoint’s solar-powered Digital Bus Stop® will enhance TriMet’s current static passenger information across the agency’s 85 bus lines, installed at highly trafficked bus stops, transit centers, and corridors across the city.

The company’s LED signage will be installed as part of TriMet’s Division Transit Project, an enhanced 15-mile high-capacity bus-system that will provide an improved connection between downtown Portland and the City of Gresham, while its LCD digital signage will be installed along TriMet’s MAX Light Rail network that extends across 60 miles and is the fourth-busiest light rail system in the U.S.

Icomera expands R&D centers in Calif., Ireland

Icomera further strengthened its technological capabilities with the creation of new development teams in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Dublin, enhancing its value as a digital partner to its clients. In an accelerating cycle of advances in technology driving passenger expectations and passenger demand driving new technology, the new teams will allow the company to continue developing solutions that meet the immediate and future needs of the public transport industry.

The new nine-person Software Solutions team established in San Luis Obispo will play an important role in Icomera’s vision for the Connected Journey. By creating a more extensive internet-enabled product portfolio for operators, the company is helping to improve the public transport experience and promoting green mobility in line with the goals of its parent company ENGIE.

An additional five-person Hardware Development team has also been formed in Dublin to support Icomera’s existing team based at its headquarters in Gothenburg. The Dublin office becomes one of only a handful of embedded hardware design houses in Europe with experience of designing advanced X86-based computers.

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