Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.
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Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.

May 24, 2006 08:00 ET

Digital Dispatch Continues Paratransit Market Expansion

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 24, 2006) - Continuing its expansion in the paratransit market, Digital Dispatch Systems Inc. (TSX:DD) has won two more new paratransit contracts in Illinois and California, both well known for their extensive transit networks. SCR Medical Transportation of Chicago, and Victor Valley Transit Authority of Hesperia, have chosen to deploy 150 Vector 530™ and 35 iPilot 8000™ mobile computers respectively. Digital Dispatch already announced a sale to Southland Transit Inc. of El Monte, California, in April.

"We chose the Vector 530™ for its reliability and ability to integrate with the application we wanted. We are looking forward to deploying this in our paratransit fleet to automate some of our operations, and help us optimize our productivity, improve on-time performance and decrease costs," said Stan Rakestraw, President of SCR.

"This is great news for us on the technology side because this demonstrates the versatility of our mobile data terminals within the transit/paratransit space," said Geoffrey Goldsmith-Jones, Director of Business Development of Digital Dispatch. "Victor Valley and Southland Transit will be using the same third-party application with the iPilot 8000™ while SCR will use a different third-party application with the Vector 530™. One company will be communicating over a private mobile radio network while the other two will use a common wireless data network for communications," Mr. Goldsmith-Jones explained.

"According to American Public Transportation Association (APTA), since 1995, public transportation ridership in the U.S. grew more than 23 percent faster than highway travel. We expect growing ridership to prompt transit authorities to re-evaluate their needs, which is good news for us. It is part of our diversification strategy to expand into this market and I am extremely thrilled to see this happening," said Gregg Metivier, Chief Marketing Officer for Digital Dispatch.

About SCR Medical Transportation

SCR Medical Transportation is one of the three paratransit providers for Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), one of the primary transit operators in northeastern Illinois. The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is the financial oversight and regional planning body for the public transit operators including CTA in this part of Illinois. SCR is the first of the three paratransit operators under CTA to deploy a mobile data computing system.

About Victor Valley Transit Authority

Victor Valley Transit Authority is a regional transit system operated by the high desert communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Victorville and the County of San Bernardino in California. Its network of interconnected routes is designed to link the high desert cities.

About Digital Dispatch Systems Inc.

Digital Dispatch Systems Inc. is a worldwide provider of mobile data solutions for fleet and mobile workforce management. Founded in 1987, we have an installed base of more than 70,000 wireless mobile data devices and nearly 200 wireless data systems in four continents. We offer products and services to manage vehicle fleets and mobile workforces, including dispatch software, wireless communication infrastructure and a range of in-vehicle mobile devices.

Visit www.digital-dispatch.com for more information.

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