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Fort Worth Transportation Authority to Use Webtech Wireless NextBus Technology
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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Vancouver, BC, October 26, 2011--(T-Net)--Webtech Wireless announced that as part of their new service offerings, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority plans to install NextBus Real-Time Passenger Information.


The Fort Worth Transportation Authority expanded its capacity by implementing new buses on their most heavily traveled routes. In the first phase of the rollout, The “T” will feature 60 foot articulated buses. The buses, purchased with a $6.2 million stimulus grant from the federal Recovery Act, hold 50% more passengers than the T's largest 40-foot buses.


The second phase of the expanded service will include GPS-based NextBus real time passenger information at major shelters. An electronic message board will tell riders how long they will have to wait for the next bus to arrive. It will also feature NextBus texing capabilities, which will send a text message to passengers with schedule information and updates. Further upgrades will include spacious, modern lighted bus shelters, and detailed “You Are Here” route information kiosks, expected to be completed in 2012.


The Fort Worth Transportation Authority expanded its capacity by implementing new buses on their most heavily traveled routes. In the first phase of the rollout, The “T” will feature 60 foot articulated buses. The buses, purchased with a $6.2 million stimulus grant from the federal Recovery Act, hold 50% more passengers than the T's largest 40-foot buses.


“We're trying to simulate with our bus service the qualities that people find attractive on rail transit,” said Curvie Hawkins, Fort Worth Transportation Authority planning director. “A lot of that is making the service more convenient and on time, making waiting conditions more pleasurable, and making people feel safer while they're waiting for the vehicle and when they're on the vehicle.”


The second phase of the expanded service will include GPS-based NextBus real time passenger information at major shelters. It will also feature NextBus texing capabilities, which will send a text message to passengers with schedule information and updates. Further upgrades will include spacious, modern lighted bus shelters, and detailed “You Are Here” route information kiosks, expected to be completed in 2012.


WebTech Wireless Inc.

Burnaby, BC (Wireless)
140 Employees In BC (140 Total)
Founded: 1999 | Revenues: $40.00 Million

WebTech Wireless develops, manufactures and delivers proven GPS vehicle tracking and telematic solutions to large and small scale commercial fleets and consumer vehicles around the world.

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Posted: Oct 26, 2011

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