Grey Island Systems International Inc.

Grey Island Systems International Inc.

May 26, 2009 07:00 ET

Grey Island Wins $2M Societe De Transport De Laval Contract for NextBus

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 26, 2009) - Grey Island Systems International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GIS) announced today that the Societe de transport de Laval, awarded a contract for the NextBus real-time predictive arrival system to provide real time passenger information for the Societe de transport de Laval, subject to the company meeting certain bonding requirements. The contract award is worth in excess of $2,000,000.

NextBus will provide Societe de transport de Laval with an integrated automatic vehicle location and passenger information system. Societe de transport de Laval passengers will be able to obtain the accurate arrival time of their bus, as determined by the real time position of the vehicle instead of schedule time. Bus arrival predictions will be available on the web, on personal digital assistants, via txt messaging and on electronic display signs at selected bus stops and stations.

The City of Laval is the second largest city in Quebec, with an area of 245 km2 and a population of approximately 350,000. Societe de transport de Laval incorporates 225 buses servicing over 20 million users annually on 42 routes.

"We are pleased to be working with the Societe de transport de Laval to implement the first real-time predictive arrival system in the province of Quebec" Said Owen Moore President of Grey Island. "Providing passengers with accurate real-time arrival information empowers the rider ship to make choices regarding travel schedules and greatly enhances the public transit experience, thereby attracting more passengers and in turn increasing fare box revenue for public transit agencies".

NextBus uses global positioning satellites and advanced computer modeling to track buses on their routes. Taking into account the actual position of the transit vehicles, their intended stops, and the typical traffic patterns, NextBus accurately estimates the arrival times of the buses. These estimates are updated constantly as the vehicles are tracked. The information is available where it is needed most; at certain individual stops via electronic display signs, personal digital assistants, on cell phones using txt messaging and on the internet.

About NextBus:

NextBus® ( is dedicated to the public transportation industry. Its mission is to enhance the experience of using public transportation by providing high value information to both passengers and managers of public transit. We provide actual arrival times, not schedules. Bus locations are tracked via an automatic vehicle location system; NextBus processes the information, calculates predicted arrival times and transmits arrival time predictions to stationary and portable electronic displays and to the Internet. Because passengers can plan to arrive at the bus stop within moments of the bus' actual arrival time, the time spent waiting on dark, rainy nights or waiting alone and feeling vulnerable, is minimized. Further information is available at

About Grey Island:

Grey Island Systems International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GIS), through its subsidiaries NextBus Inc. in Alameda, California, InterFleet, Inc. in New York, New York and Grey Island Systems in Toronto, Canada, is a leading provider of custom real-time GPS/AVL, security and Telematics solutions as well as real-time passenger information systems to government and related fleets. To find out more about our products and services, visit our websites at or


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