INIT, Innovations In Transportation Inc.

Suffolk County Transit Awards Contract to INIT

Suffolk County Transit (SCT) has chosen INIT to implement an Intelligent Transportation System on more than 300 of their fixed-route and paratransit vehicles.

The contract between SCT and INIT includes an intermodal fleet management system, onboard computers, driver terminals and onboard announcements. 10 percent of the fleet will be equipped with INIT’s automatic passenger counting technology. The new system will integrate with SCT’s existing destination signs, fare boxes and next-stop signage, as well as with their current paratransit scheduling software provided by another vendor.

“The contract between INIT and Suffolk County Transit represents another significant partnership in the state of New York,” said Roland Staib, CEO of INIT. “After Albany and New York City, Suffolk becomes the third agency in the state to trust INIT for a modern and efficient ITS solution.”

One unique highlight of the new project is the ability of SCT to run their central hardware in a virtualized environment. The advantage of a virtual environment is that it reduces physical space while maximizing hardware resource usage. Additional features of the project include software modules for creating forms, reporting and statistics, and a full scheduling application.

The total contract value is in the upper single digit millions and the project is expected to be completed by 2014.