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ACS to Provide Real-Time Passenger Information System to Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority
Transit Information Instantly Delivered to Signs, Web Site and Smart Phones
DALLAS, Feb 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), a Xerox Company (XRX
8.94, +0.02, +0.22%) , has been selected by the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (Nashville MTA) to design, engineer and install a state-of-the-art
Passenger Information System that will relay real-time transit information to message signs, the MTA Web site, and to smart phones.
The Passenger Information System will be implemented at Nashville’s Music City Central transit center and at bus shelters along the city’s new Bus Rapid Transit line. Message signs will have technology compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), allowing visually impaired passengers to hear information displayed on the signs at the transit center.
“Working with ACS, the electronic message sign project will help us improve our riders’ experience by providing them with several methods of accessing real-time bus service information,” said Jim McAteer, director of planning, Nashville MTA.
The system will work seamlessly with Nashville’s fleet management infrastructure, which consists of a project underway by ACS to design, furnish and install a new system that includes the latest technology in 800 MHz radio communications, computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and automatic vehicle location (AVL) to manage the on-time performance and schedule for the entire Nashville MTA bus fleet via GPS.
“As an existing customer of ACS, the Nashville MTA will be leveraging its previous investment for the CAD, AVL and radio replacement project in order to
provide seamlessly integrated real-time passenger information,” said David Kachemov, senior vice president and managing director, ACS Transportation Solutions.
“This integrated solution will provide beneficial real-time information for the riding public. It also will allow the public to wait less and encourage
ridership with ease of use.”
ACS is a leading integrator of products for fleet and workforce management, mobile data communications, data management, and advance traveler information systems. ACS’ Transportation Management Solutions group provides integrated Computer Aided Dispatch and Automatic Vehicle Location solutions for 50 public transit and government agency customers in the United States, Canada, and around the world, with units installed or scheduled to be installed on approximately 28,000 vehicles.
About ACS, A Xerox Company
Xerox Corporation is a $22 billion leading global enterprise for business process and document management. Through its broad portfolio of technology, services and outsourcing offerings, Xerox provides the essential back-office support that clears the way for clients to focus on what they do best: their real business.
Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox provides leading-edge document technology, services, software and supplies for production and office environments of any size. Through ACS, A Xerox Company, which Xerox acquired in February 2010, Xerox also offers extensive business process outsourcing and information technology outsourcing services, including data processing, HR benefits management, finance support, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The 130,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit http://www.acs-inc.com
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The statements in this news release that do not directly relate to historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company’s control.
As such, no assurance can be given that the actual events and results will not be materially different than the anticipated results described in the forward-looking
statements. Factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For a description of these factors, see the Company’s
prior filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent filing. ACS disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future event, or otherwise.
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., a Xerox Company
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