WebTech Wireless Inc.

WebTech Wireless Inc.

April 29, 2010 10:41 ET

WebTech Wireless' NextBus™ Solution Will Shorten Wait Times for TTC Passengers

Toronto Mayor David Miller launches NextBus system allowing TTC riders to check the arrival time of their 'Next Vehicle' online or at the stop

TORONTO, ONTARIO and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2010) - WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW), a leading provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, announced today that the Mayor of Toronto, His Worship David Miller, and the Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Adam Giambrone, launched WebTech Wireless' NextBus technology on eight streetcar lines at an event held at the Broadview transit station this morning. The TTC version of NextBus, known as the "Next Vehicle System", allows transit riders to monitor the predicted arrival times of the next three transit vehicles using any online web browser or at transit stops outfitted with digital displays.

"Imagine never having to ask when the next streetcar is coming," said Scott Edmonds, President and Chief Executive Officer of WebTech Wireless. "NextBus helps riders determine when to leave their home or office in time to catch that streetcar or bus – because we provide actual arrival times, not schedules. This is especially valuable for TTC customers facing inclement weather or waiting alone at night."

As announced by the Toronto Transit Commission's Chair, Adam Giambrone, the City of Toronto is equipping 52 streetcar shelters with NextBus digital displays this year, and by July, all 800 streetcar stops citywide will offer real-time predictive arrival information via SMS text messaging and on the internet.

The City of Toronto joins more than 61 jurisdictions, including transit systems such as San Francisco Muni and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which provide passengers the convenience of real-time information using NextBus.


About NextBus

The NextBus Real-Time Passenger Information Service (RTPIS) is a patented technology that predicts transit vehicle arrival times in real-time, based upon a vehicles' actual GPS location, and provides this information to transit users via electronic digital signs, mobile phones, internet-enabled computers, or NextBus' automated Telephone Information System, accessible from any phone. Users can also sign up for automatic email or text alerts that can be sent minutes before their bus or streetcar is predicted to arrive; giving them time to meet the vehicle and reduce wait times. NextBus also provides transit authorities with numerous fleet management tools designed to improve operating efficiency, enhance service and aid in the collection of usage data. For more information, please visit www.nextbus.com.

About WebTech Wireless

WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW) is a provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology. It develops, manufactures and supports end-to-end wireless solutions that improve the productivity, profitability, environmental compliance and safety of vehicle fleets. Its comprehensive suite of products and services include: Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), mapping, vehicle diagnostics, CO2 reporting, navigation, messaging, and workforce management. The Company serves customers of all sizes in the transport, government, service delivery, insurance and OEM markets in over forty-one countries, including Fortune 500 companies. Specialized products include: Quadrant® fleet management software, InterFleet solutions for government, and NextBus real-time passenger information services for public transit fleets. For more information, please visit www.webtechwireless.com.

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