CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2012) - Trapeze Group today announced that the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) has selected the company to provide a new comprehensive intelligent transportation system to help them better manage their fixed-route and flex-route operations.
PRTC operates in a unique urban/suburban environment, providing dynamic transit service south of and in the greater Washington DC area, including flex route, fixed route, commuter, and rail feeder service. Considered an innovative agency, PRTC helped develop the benchmark for flexible routing practices and has been a valued customer of Trapeze for almost a decade.
"PRTC is pleased to expand its relationship with Trapeze, a leader in mobile transit technology," said PRTC Executive Director Alfred Harf. "We look forward to implementing this new CAD/AVL system, which will provide PRTC staff with up-to-the-minute vehicle location information and the wherewithal to keep our riders better informed about waiting and travel times. The availability of real time information has been shown to lessen commuter stress and improve customer satisfaction, making public transportation a more appealing commuting choice for those that have options."
The Trapeze solution for PRTC includes computer-aided dispatch and automatic vehicle location (CAD/AVL) technology integrated with their existing scheduling solutions from Trapeze Group.
Providing transit riders with critical traveler information, the Trapeze solution for PRTC also enables them to provide real-time arrival and departure information at various sites as well as next stop announcements on the bus.
The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) is a regional transportation district comprised of six jurisdictions: Prince William, Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties and the Cities of Manassas, Manassas Park and Fredericksburg in the state of Virginia.
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