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INIT Partners with BC Transit for RapidBus Technology

BC Transit, Victoria, BC, recently implemented INIT’s automatic vehicle location and real-time passenger information system on its Kelowna Rapid- Bus line. The project, implemented six months after the partners signed the contract, serves an almost 19-mile (30-km) stretch of highway connecting West Kelowna to the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Components of INIT’s system include onboard computers, interactive driver terminals, emergency alarms, digital signage, and audio announcements on the buses, along with external passenger information displays at the 12 newly constructed bus shelters along the route.

“The expansion of RapidBus service will make transit more efficient and effective and help our customers travel quickly through the Kelowna Regional System,“ said Erinn Pinkerton, executive director of BC Transit’s business development. “We have been pleased to work closely with our partners to grow this popular service.“

RapidBus is a $46 million (Cdn.) project designed to improve travel time, reliability, passenger comfort and convenience. Partners in the project are the Canadian government, province of British Columbia, city of Kelowna, district of West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, and BC Transit.
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