Constellation Software Inc.

Constellation Software Inc.

March 25, 2011 17:00 ET

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority Selects Trapeze ITS, a Subsidiary of Constellation Software, for Comprehensive Intelligent Transportation System

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 25, 2011) - Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU)("Constellation") today announced that Trapeze ITS, a leading provider of solutions to the public passenger transportation industry and a subsidiary of Constellation, has signed a significant contract with Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority ("DART") of Des Moines, Iowa for provision of a comprehensive intelligent transportation system.

The solution for DART includes TransitMaster IDS, a next generation computer-aided dispatch and automatic vehicle location (CAD/AVL) technology providing intelligent decision support and enabling DART to manage their operations in a proactive manner. The CAD/AVL system also provides up-to-the-moment vehicle location information making it possible to provide real-time information to travelers through DART's Web site and interactive voice response system.

In addition, buses equipped with mobile data terminals provide real-time voice and data communications between vehicle operators and dispatchers. Select vehicles will be provided with on-board audio and visual annunciation, automatic passenger counters, and vehicle health monitoring.

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority is the largest public transit agency in Iowa, serving 19 cities in and around Polk County.

Trapeze ITS provides comprehensive intelligent transportation systems to the people transportation industry and is a company within Constellation's Volaris Operating Group.

About Trapeze ITS

Trapeze ITS is a leading global provider of solutions for public urban passenger transportation. Trapeze ITS provides public transit companies with operating and information systems which facilitate on-schedule arrivals, reduce travelling times, coordinate connections, and offer dynamic passenger information. Trapeze ITS develops, produces, and integrates high-quality operations control systems, on-board computers, passenger information displays at stops and in vehicles, and customized services in close cooperation with its customers. Further information is available at or call 905-629-5297.

About Constellation

Constellation's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CSU". Constellation Software is an international provider of market leading software and services to a number of industries across both the public and private sectors. The Company acquires, manages and builds vertical market software businesses that provide mission-critical software solutions to address the specific needs of its customers in those industries.

Contact Information