ETA Transit Systems has been awarded a contract by Amtrak to furnish, deliver, install, test and commission a new Passenger Information and Display System (PIDS) to replace its current PIDS on Amtrak's Capitol Corridor in California. The new PIDS, driven by ETA's flagship product, Spatial Positioning on Transit (SPOT), with its text-to-speech capability, will provide ADA-compliant messaging, including digital signage and synchronized audio messaging.
According to John Wright, Amtrak's senior project services manager, "Amtrak will have the ability to communicate critical information to its passengers reliably and in real time." John Maglio, president of ETA Transit Systems, added, "The new PIDS will give Amtrak the benefit of an easily scalable and adaptable system that will provide a high level of passenger information in the fast-growing Capitol Corridor."
Amtrak's Capitol Corridor is Amtrak's busiest corridor outside the Northeast and serves San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, and intermediate cities with links to numerous local transit services.