Second Largest Transit Agency in United States to Protect All Riders by Expanding Deployment to Add New Video-Based Safety Program for Rail
PHOENIX, Ariz. (American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference)—June 20, 2016— SmartDrive Systems, a leader in video-based solutions that reduce risk, improve safety and support transit agencies’ ability to comply with rail regulations, announced today that Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro), the nation’s second largest transit agency, has selected SmartDrive for rollout across its entire fleet of 2,350 buses and 315 rail cars. L.A. Metro has awarded the company a new five year contract for its bus lines while also expanding its deployment to include the light and heavy rail system. L.A. Metro is also upgrading its bus fleet with the latest SmartDrive solution and adding extended recording capability, which provides the agency immediate video offload, remote equipment monitoring and up to 100 hours of video available on-demand. Having sought a solution that leveraged a common hardware platform and safety program and could be tailored to the distinct technical and regulatory requirements of buses and rail independently, L.A. Metro chose SmartDrive’s video-based platform following an extensive request for proposals (RFP) process.