TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 9, 2013) - Trapeze Group today announced that the Spokane Transit Authority (STA) in Spokane, Washington is extending its current Trapeze transit enterprise system to include a comprehensive intelligent transportation system to help them better manage their fixed-route bus service and provide travelers with real time transit information.
The Trapeze solution for STA includes computer-aided dispatch and automatic vehicle location (CAD/AVL) technology integrated with automated passenger counters (APCs), onboard audio and visual announcements of next stops, and Trapeze's traveler information solutions including mobile trip information, real-time interactive mapping and personalized subscriber alerts. The Trapeze solution offers Spokane strong functionality with excellent customer information tools and back office features to help manage the transit service in real-time.
"This project builds on a track record of successful technology deployments at Spokane and we are pleased to expand our relationship with Trapeze, a leader in transit technology," stated E. Susan Meyer, CEO. "We look forward to implementing this new CAD/AVL system, which will provide our riders up-to-the-minute information about waiting and travel times and STA staff with vehicle location information."
Computer-aided dispatch and automatic vehicle location (CAD/AVL) from Trapeze Group along with Trapeze's real time traveler information solutions, enables STA to provide riders with critical traveler pre-trip information such as real-time arrival and departure information at bus stops, on the Web and on their mobile devices as well on-trip information such as next stop announcements on the bus.
For dispatchers the Trapeze CAD/AVL system means they can monitor and manage the fleet in real time helping to ensure on-time performance and providing the ability to respond to service disruptions more quickly for greater efficiencies. Via an onboard monitoring solution, further vehicle and driver analysis is collected and reviewed for potential improvements on vehicle performance.
For bus operators the Trapeze onboard mobile data terminals (MDT) make logging into the vehicle system easy with single sign-on capabilities connected to all the in-vehicle systems including third-party equipment.
STA provides fixed route bus service to the cities of Airway Heights, Cheney, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, Millwood, Spokane and Spokane Valley as well as to unincorporated areas of Spokane County that are within the Public Transportation Benefit Area and Paratransit services to eligible individuals inside the Paratransit service area. STA has been a valued customer of Trapeze for over a decade.
About Trapeze Group
Trapeze Group delivers solutions that consider the full 360 degrees of passenger transport. Whether addressing the needs of a single department, an entire organization, or the community, Trapeze provides some of the most advanced software, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and mobile technologies in the industry. Hundreds of government and commercial organizations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific have turned to Trapeze to realize efficiencies, enhance the quality and scope of their services, and safely transport more people with less cost. Visit www.trapezegroup.com.