First Transit is a leading provider of customized passenger transportation contract and management services, providing operation, management and consulting for more than 235 locations in 41 states and Puerto Rico.
One Reliable Solution — Multiple Benefits
The Farebox FBE420 from ACS offers transit managers durability, user-friendly design, easier operator control and servicing, issues magnetic tickets, less “dwell time” for increased customer satisfaction and more efficient operations, “smart coin” feeding/validation unit, automatic coin/bill jam-clearing features, bill stacking for easier clearance, full revenue transaction tracking, flexible integration with legacy on-board systems and an Operator Control Unit ready for CAD/AVL system.
The “smart coin” feeding/validation unit is unique to the market because it responds directly to specific concerns of transit operators. The design dramatically improves accuracy by using only one moving part, which validates coins using inductive readers attached to the feeder wheel.
The ACS farebox system delivers easier servicing, higher security and greater productivity with valuable features that include innovative slide-out component access, a reinforced stainless steel cashbox, a radio frequency ID, and a Wi-Fi depot data transfer.
The Orbstar Operator Control Unit (OCU) connects to the ACS Farebox FBE420 — and also connects your agency to the future of rapid transit.
The Orbstar OCU is ready to be the console of a full CAD/AVL system and this can help minimize future investment in implementing the system.
The ACS farebox system can help you manage every aspect of onboard fare collection — and support the seamless integration of all operations within a growing regional transit system.
OzNet Systems and EMC2 Partner at APTA Expo
OzNet Systems, Inc. and EMC2 officially launched their partnership at Expo. APTA attendees had the opportunity to see first hand the power of paperless technology and mobile barcoding.
The goal of OzNet is to integrate paperless technology into public transit business processes such as fleet management, human resources and construction management.
Inside Contactless and Cubic Demonstrated Payment-Transit Multi-Application Card
Advancing its commitment to the transit payment system market, Inside Contactless demonstrated how the MicroPass intelligent contactless payment platform can be applied to transit payment systems. Working with Cubic Transportation Systems Inc., Inside previewed the first multifunction contactless payment card that supports both a type-approved Visa payWave payment application and Cubic’s NextPass fare collection software that is compliant with APTA’s Contactless Fare Media Standard (CFMS).
Inside’s demonstration showed how a single multi-application card based upon its MicroPass 4003 chip platform can be used to conduct contactless payments on both a retail POS terminal and on a Cubic transit fare collection device. Local and regional transit operators will now have the choice of adopting or migrating to transit fare collection solutions based upon both APTA standards, private profiles and open bank card standards with greater security, functionality and user convenience.
BAE Systems Unveiled Simpler, More Capable Hybrid Propulsion System
BAE Systems introduced an improved version of its hybrid propulsion system that can be used on multiple bus platforms, is mechanically simpler, reduces maintenance costs and makes possible the use of electric accessories. The company unveiled its latest HybriDrive propulsion system at Expo.
The new system, based on the company’s series diesel-electric hybrid technology already in use by transit agencies across North America, can be configured with the diesel engine and generator arranged inline or transversely to make it adaptable to a wider range of bus models. It also can generate power for electrically operated systems such as air conditioning, power steering, engine cooling and lighting, serving these electrical loads without belt-driven alternators.