INIT Innovations In Transportation, Inc.

Chesapeake, VA 23320


About INIT Innovations In Transportation, Inc.

For more than 35 years, INIT has been assisting transit companies in making public transport more attractive, faster and more efficient.


424 Network Station
Chesapeake, VA 23320
United States of America

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For more than 35 years, INIT has been assisting transit companies in making public transport more attractive, faster and more efficient.

Products and Press Releases

Fare Collection

MARTA selects INIT to provide automated fare collection system

Jan. 30, 2024
With INIT's AFC 2.0, MARTA will be able further optimize operations and increase farebox recovery.
Fare Collection

OCTA selects INIT to develop rider validation system for OC Bus System

The five-year, $11.6-million contract has the goal of enhancing the passenger experience, optimizing the fare payment process and ensuring flexibility to accommodate evolving ...
Fare Collection

MARTA Board of Directors awards contract to INIT for new fare collection system

The new automated fare system, AFC 2.0, will be deployed over a five-year period and will allow for multiple methods of payment, including debit and credit cards and mobile wallets...
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Fare Collection


Aug. 22, 2023
INIT’s PROXmobile3 provides the same convenience of digital payment when paying for public transit.
Spokane Transit Authority
Fare Collection

Spokane Transit Authority rolls out new contactless pay option with INIT

Aug. 15, 2023
The STA will be utilizing INIT's real-time fare validators located onboard STA buses to give passengers the option to pay with their debit and credit cards.
Clark County Public Transit Benefit Area (C-TRAN)
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

C-TRAN teams up with CarMedialab to further goal of a completely zero-emission fleet by 2040

Aug. 8, 2023
CarMedialab’s MOBILEcharge charge management system will optimize the C-TRAN's charging process between the electric vehicles and the energy grid.
Fare Collection

The Rapid becomes first Michigan transit agency to launch contactless payment

April 26, 2023
As an additional option to Wave cards and cash fares, riders can now use physical credit or debit cards and digital cards stored in their mobile wallets to pay for transit.
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Fare Collection Equipment

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County expands regional fare system

Nov. 15, 2022
The agency has tapped INIT with an order for Ticket Vending Machines (TVM) and EMV-capable fare validators.
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Mobile Applications

APTA TRANSform 2022: INIT to introduce URpass mobile ticketing platform

Oct. 6, 2022
URpass was developed to assist small and mid-sized agencies to offer mobile ticketing in a modular and cost-effective manner.

Articles & News


Denver RTD extends contract with Masabi, launches TSP project with INIT/Mattersoft

June 18, 2024
The agency is working to improve accessibility and efficiency through an extension of its contract with Masabi and a new contract with Mattersoft for a Traffic Signal Priority...
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HART, PSTA and The Bus implemented open loop contactless payments using Visa's global urban mobility framework in February 2023.
Fare Collection

How agencies are getting creative with contactless payments

April 18, 2023
By embracing open payments, implementing equity-based fares and keeping a focus on connecting riders, transit agencies are setting new standards of what creative contactless payment...
City and County of Honolulu
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Fare Collection

TheBus begins transition to HOLO card, phase out of paper

July 6, 2021
TheBus will continue to honor valid passes, one-way tickets and cash on board, as well as HOLO cards, which now come with fare capping features.
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ADL electric buses in New Zealand.

International Transit Supplier News Roundup for June 2021

Updates from Alexander Dennis, Keolis, INIT, Stadler and Alstom.
Long Island Rail Road
LIRR is one of several providers to share vehicle occupancy information with riders.
Passenger Info

Occupancy Data: A Real Crowd Pleaser

Sept. 24, 2020
Sharing crowding levels on transit vehicles empowers riders to make informed decisions about their trips now and will continue to add value to the rider experience beyond the ...
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Beyond the Bus: Charge Management

Aug. 14, 2019
Planning and scheduling of electric fleets shouldn’t be an art form; more tools are coming online to help transit providers optimize their zero emission programs.
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Passenger Info

Fare Capping: How it works in Portland

July 8, 2019
Fare capping relieves the rider of having to figure out the “right” fare, provides peace of mind that they are not paying too much, and delivers an equitable option to riders....
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The Mobile-Eco2 monitors bus operating information and couples it with driver information to provide transit agencies with a holistic look at data and why events are occurring.

New News

Nov. 26, 2018
Init has launched its new vehicle health and driver behavior system to improve transit systems.Bill McFarland, director of sales engineering for Init, said the Mobile-Eco2 monitors...
Mass Transit/Leah Harnack
MOBILE-ITCS provides a warning if the remaining range or the charge level of an electric vehicle falls below a set threshold.

INIT: Ready for e-Mobility

Sept. 20, 2018
“Ready for e-mobility” was the theme for Init’s showcase at InnoTrans 2018.
Jordan Medlin, Senior Project Manager, INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc.
Fare Collection

2018 Top 40 Under 40: Jordan Medlin

Sept. 14, 2018
Jordan Medlin, Senior Project Manager, INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc.

Videos & Resources

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Case Studies

COVID-19 Impacts & Best Practices Guide

Aug. 12, 2020
The United States has become the global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 4.5 million1 confirmed cases.
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Intermodal Transport Control Systems from INIT

July 6, 2017
The Intermodal Transport Control System from INIT delivers exceptional performance for fleet monitoring, schedule adherence and incident management.
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Fare Collection

INIT Fare Collection Study

March 5, 2015
Published on Jun 13, 2014 Sacramento, California; Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon - these cities are taking fare collection in public transit to the next level. Mobile ticketing...
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Establishing the next level of RTPI systems

Sept. 11, 2014
Moving to the next level of Real-Time Passenger Information, public transportation agencies must first consider how to create the technical and organizational preconditions. This...


Carl Commons

Chief Sales officer

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Spokane Transit Authority
Spokane worked with INIT to launch its Connect fare system on Oct. 1.
Fare Collection

Spokane Transit Authority launches Connect fare system with INIT

Oct. 4, 2022
The Connect fare system will improve the customer experience by delivering real-time account management, facilitating new payment options, maintaining customer data security and...
INIT VENDstations will be installed at 10 OCTA streetcar stations in Orange County, Calif.
Fare Collection Equipment

OCTA awards TVM contract to INIT

July 20, 2022
The TVMs will be installed at 10 streetcar stations in Orange County.
Fare Collection

State of California, INIT sign agreement for open loop fare payment technologies

March 31, 2022
INIT’s validator, PROXmobile3 and back-office software, MOBILEvario, will now be available to California’s small to mid-size transit agencies.
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Fare Collection

INIT fare technology powers RIPTA’s free fare pilot

March 30, 2022
RIPTA intends to demonstrate how the use of technologies like Wave can enhance transit services and increase ridership.
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

GoRaleigh taps INIT for charge management solution

Nov. 30, 2021
The agency will use INIT's MOBILEcharge to manage charging, service and maintenance of its new electric fleet.
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INIT to showcase solutions for future of mobility at APTA EXPO

Oct. 26, 2021
The new solutions aim to help transit agencies solver their operational challenges.
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Aug. 17, 2021
PROXgo provides an all-in-one mobile solution for quick inspections and validations of closed- and open-loop cards.
Houston METRO
Houston Metro
Fare Collection

Houston METRO taps INIT for contactless fare system

April 20, 2021
INIT’s technology will help the agency ensure a secure and scalable system for the future.

INIT companies unify to meet customer demand for planning, scheduling, driver and depot management

March 30, 2021
INIT Mobility Software Solutions will better serve the current requirements of transport companies worldwide.