Space Coast Area Transit launches ETA Transit’s new SPOT intelligent transit system

Aug. 9, 2021
The SPOT ITS will provide the Space Coast fleet with a suite of transit management capabilities.

Space Coast Area Transit has started revenue service with ETA Transit’s SPOT™ intelligent transit system (ITS). 

The SPOT ITS will provide the Space Coast fleet with a suite of transit management capabilities, including the ability to configure routes, head sign codes, onboard announcements, blocks and interlines and more through a web browser. 

SPOT also provides reporting both in real-time and historical formats. These capabilities translate into the critical information that will drive improvements to Space Coast’s operations. Riders will benefit from arrival predictions and bus location via SPOT’s public-facing tracking websites and mobile applications that take the uncertainty out of travel and provide improved trip planning and passenger feedback capabilities.  

“The SPOT platform again shows its versatility for mid-sized transportation agencies,” said ETA Transit CEO Nicole Castonguay. “Over and over again, operations like Space Coast Area Transit are turning to our ecosystem of highly adaptable, cloud-hosted transit technology systems that free them from high-cost, low innovation legacy providers. SPOT is the future of transit, and people are climbing on board.” 

ETA says it looks forward to working closely with Space Coast to maximize the performance of the SPOT system and the long-term potential found in its flexible, modular platform. The ease of expansion helps align SPOT’s performance with Space Coast’s business goals and enhances the passenger experience.