First Transit’s technology solutions are centered on ongoing innovation. We implement proven technologies to offer immediate improvement and effective management of service at the start of our contracts. Our extensive experience runs the gamut of transit technologies, from mobile apps to every major transit scheduling software application in the market today including RouteMatch, StrataGen, Trapeze, and others.
First Transit currently uses DriveCam and DriveCam 3 in 65 transit locations. With a 10-year partnership, we’ve installed over 4,750 cameras in our nationwide fleet. Our company works with DriveCam to supply not only the digital event-based surveillance camera system, but also the driver behavior/fuel efficiency component of the new DriveCam 3.
DriveCam’s behavior-based Fuel Management Solution is an innovative tool to improve fleet fuel performance. This program optimizes service efficiencies, reduces fuel costs, and promotes First Transit’s culture of safety in our daily operations. We have extensive experience in its optimal use, including coaching drivers to improve performance rather than its use strictly as a disciplinary tool.
Using DriveCam has reduced First Transit's accident frequency by 69% and accident severity by 69% in just over a year.
First Transit’s local management and regional/corporate support teams are better informed than ever, with close to real-time, detailed, graphical information on their locations at their fingertips. First Transit’s proprietary MI Dashboard collects operational data and displays Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for local management, district managers, regional vice-presidents and senior management in a user-friendly interface.
Providing our managers with the ability to truly know the current and historical status of their operations allows them to address issues quickly and more completely. The MI Dashboard allows management to make better and more informed decisions on the day-to-day operations of their systems, as well as plan for long-term operational improvements.