ETA Transit Systems (ETA) and its partner, Radio Engineering Industries Inc. (REI), have been awarded a contract by American Coach Lines, Miami, Fla. to furnish, deliver, install, test and commission an Intelligent Transit Management System (ITMS) at Florida International University (FIU). American Coach Lines operates FIU’s bus fleet. Driven by REI’s R4001 series controller, the ITMS will provide Computer-Aided Dispatch/Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL), real-time estimated times of arrival, “Live View” video surveillance, passenger Internet access, smart phone “Apps” providing bus arrival predictions and more.
REI, founded in 1938 and located in Omaha, Neb., manufactures high quality industrial grade electronics, audio/video passenger entertainment systems and BUS-WATCH video surveillance systems for the shuttle, motor coach, transit and school bus industries. Founded in 2003, ETA Transit Systems is a systems consulting and software solutions firm specializing in CAD/AVL, Passenger Information and Communications Systems throughout North America.
REI’s owner, Scott Hays, states, “This partnership allows REI the opportunity to provide a total integrated solution for FIU’s bus fleet. This offers the customer the convenience of a product that provides a single source interface and point of contact.” ETA President John Maglio calls this contract “proof that sophisticated dispatching, vehicle location, and passenger information isn’t only for large metropolitan transit systems.”