BRTA is well positioned to lead and prove their capital needs by using a systematic, data driven approach to asset replacement and capital planning.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014
thingtech (http://www.thingtech.com) – an Atlanta, GA company announced today that it has been awarded the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) transit asset management software contract to provide both asset management consulting services and an enterprise asset management (EAM) designed specifically for public transport systems. “We are very excited to partner with BRTA leadership, staff, and the community to help improve fleet and asset utilization and reduce costs. BRTA has proven to be a leader in adopting and deploying transit ITS systems that positively impact their ridership and community,” stated Tim Quinn, CEO of thingtech.
BRTA issued an RFP to procure services to design and implement an innovative Transit Asset Management (TAM) system with associated management consulting, data collection, system integration, and professional services. Due to the pending MAP 21 TAM requirements and specific reporting requirements, BRTA wanted to identify a qualified firm willing and capable of working closely with the BRTA Administrator, management, and third party service providers. Gary Shepherd, RTA Administrator, states “This is a strategic initiative for our system and will help us manage and maintain our fleet and assets more effectively. As federal funding becomes increassingly formula driven, we expect that performance-based and data-driven agencies will be more successful in obtaining funding that address the nations state of good repair (SOGR) challenges.
Key components of the system will include:
- Transit Asset Management Plan Development
- Asset Performance Measures and Goals
- Fleet and Asset Inventory and Condition Assessment
- Capital Planning and Budgeting Tools
- Transit Asset Investment Priorities
- Geo Spatial and Real Time Asset Location
- TAM Federal Reporting Suite
- Fully Integrated Enterprise Fleet and Asset Management System
As federal guidelines and rules for transit asset management become finalized, BRTA hopes to serve as a leader in TAM reporting and capital planning using systematic approaches to capital planning and replacement. BRTA is currently implementing a “one call one click” mobility management call center staffed 100% by veterans. This project will complement this initiative and extend one call one click to include state of good repair items. “We feel we have chosen a qualified and innovative technology partner that understands our vision, and will work closely with us as a vital partner” says Gary Shepherd.
About Berkshire Regional Transit Authority
The BRTA oversees and coordinates fixed-route and paratransit transportation services within the twenty-four member cities and towns of Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts. Fixed route bus service is provided in twelve communities and specialized transportation provided in eighteen communities. One of the eight original regional transit authorities (RTAs) created by state statute (MGL §161B) in 1974, currently fifteen RTAs are responsible for administering public transportation services throughout much of Massachusetts, outside of the Boston metropolitan area.
About thingtech, LLC
thingtech is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and offers Software as a Service (SaaS) applications for Enterprise Asset Management (manageIT), Fleet Tracking and Telematics (tracIT), and Schedule and Route Optimization (routeIT) for a variety of vertical markets including Construction, Interstate Trucking, Local Delivery, State and Local Government, and Public Transport. Solutions are real time providing actionable data through work flow automation and predictive analytics.