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2017

Avail Technologies, Inc. Acquires Fleet-Net® Corporation to Deliver Total Enterprise ITS Solutions

Representatives from Avail Technologies, Inc. and Fleet-Net® Corporation announced this week that they have finalized a deal outlining Avail’s acquisition of Fleet-Net® effective October 1, 2017.

Avail Technologies is a leading CAD/AVL provider serving the public transit industry.  With more than eighteen (18) years of experience partnering with nearly fifty (50) transit agencies across the United States, Avail delivers smart, reliable, and convenient ITS solutions through its flagship products the role-based myAvail software platform and the myStop® real-time passenger information app.  With the acquisition of Fleet-Net, Avail transitions from a CAD/AVL ITS integrator to a total enterprise solutions provider.  Avail will focus on providing ITS solutions that not only enhance public transit riders’ experiences, but also enhance overall operations at agencies through increased efficiency in departments across the entire organization.  Avail will maintain its headquarters in State College, PA with a satellite location in Las Vegas, NV and a distributed workforce located in California, Florida, and Texas.

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2016

Avail Technologies Named 2016 Best Place to Work in PA

Avail Technologies, Inc., has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2016. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country. The program is a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Central Penn Business Journal.

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2015

AVTA Launches ITS

Getting there has never been easier.  The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) is now offering its customers the latest advancement in public transit technology.  Track-it, a state-of-the-art intelligent transportation system, provides AVTA customers with real-time bus location information.  No matter where they are, Track-it information can be at their fingertips.

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Petaluma Buses Go Hi-Tech

Petaluma Transit is modernizing its bus operations with state of the art real-time passenger information.  Expected to go live during the Summer of 2015, the available real-time passenger information solution will help dispatchers and passengers alike enhance the ridership experience.

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2014

The Rapid Rolls Out iPhone App to Give Riders Real-Time Transit Info

A few taps on a smartphone gives riders on The Rapid the latest information on their buses' whereabouts.  Powered by Avail Technologies myStop® technology, The Rapid riders who have downloaded the app can see which buses are running and their latest location.

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Senator Jake Corman Visits Avail's State-of-the-Art Headquarters

On July 30, 2014, Senator Jake Corman toured Avail Technologies' new headquarters at 1960 Old Gatesburg Road in State College, Pennsylvania.  

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Catching an RRTA Bus Will Soon Be as Easy as Checking Your Phone

By the end of the year, the Red Rose Transit Authority will have a smartphone application available that will allow users to track buses.RRTA

With a check of their phones, riders will be able to check when the next bus will arrive, if it has been delayed, or been detoured due to a traffic accident of roadwork.

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New Flyer Recognizes Avail Technologies as a 'Gold' Supplier Deliver Recipient

New Flyer LogoNew Flyer is pleased to recognize 41 suppliers as recipients of the 2013 Supplier Performance Awards and 89 suppliers for the 2013 New Flyer Delivery Awards.  

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Avail Technologies, Inc. Opens New Doors to Enhance Your Rider's Experience

Avail Technologies, Inc., an industry leading CAD/AVL ITS integrator for public transit, is relocating its operations to 1960 Old. Gatesburg Road, State College, Pennsylvania.  The new 42,918 square foot state-of-the-art building will house Engineering, Production, Support, Operations, and Business Development all under one roof.

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Camera Project on Gwinnett Transit Buses Nearly Complete

GWINNET-COUNTYCommissioners signed off earlier this week on changes to a contract with Avail Technologies, who is already installing mobile data communications and GPS technology on the Gwinnett Transit fleet, to also install video surveillance cameras on its buses.  These cameras help to provide a safer more secure travel experience for Gwinnett's ridership. 

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CASE STUDY - Transit Authorities Across the USA Get Mobile with Avail Technologies 

Avail Technologies wanted to create a modern platform for their customers, transit authorities, to deliver real-time transit informaiton to riders.  Falafel Software's solution leveraged Kendo UI by Telerik to build a rich HTML5 web application.

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2013

Chad Huffman, Senior Account Manager at Avail, Name to Mass Transit Magazine's 2013 Top 40 Under 40

top-40-logo-01 11132976With nearly 15 years of public transit experience supporting him, Chad Huffman connects with transit industry professionals to understand their needs and find progressive solutions to the challenges they face.

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AVTA to Install Real Time Tracking System

Focused on improving customer service, the Antelope Valley Tranist Authority voted unanimously to award Avail Technologies, Inc. with the contract for an implementation of an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) that will provide passengers with real time information.  Once complete the IT System will enable residents of Antelope Valley to gather bus location information via mobile and web-based devices.

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CASE STUDY - Location-Aware Public Transit Drives Custom I/O Controller Card Development

The modern public transport bus is more than what you might remember.  There's still a driver, money box, seats, and a couple of doors, but there are also digital signs on the outside that change depending upon the daily route, electronic audible location annunciators calling out stops, digital passive passenger counters, and security systems designed to protect passengers and the driver.

In an ever connected cloud-based M2M world, the modern location-aware bus interacts with passengers using GPS input and reports telemetry and data stats back to a computer-aided bus dispatch or depot location.

In this article we'll describe the technical rationale for how intelligent transportation systems (ITS) integrator Avail Technologies spec'd out two unique I/O cards from rugged supplier Connect Tech.

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Santa Rosa Bus Services Start Online Tracking System

City-BusSanta Rosa City Bus is equipping its fleet of 37 buses with a new system that uses predictive algorithims to update timetables for all of its buses and then send out alerts to passengers.   Riders can also subscribe to information about specific routes that they might use as part of their regular commute.  The system, provided by Avail Technologies, Inc. will help City Bus increase efficiency and better track ridership.

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Montebello Bus Lines Announces New Passenger Information System

MontebelloBeginning this Fall Montebello Bus riders will be able to obtain real-time passenger information via their mobile phone and through web based applications.  MBL will install 66 buses, supervisor vehicles, and operational facilities with the new system provided by Avail Technologies, Inc., a Pennsylvania based company.

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2012

Schuylkill Transportation System to Track Entire Fleet with New Technology

The county run Schuylkill Transportation System wants to help riders determine if their bus is on time.  STS hired Avail Technologies, Inc. to install mobile data terminals equipped with GPS on its 14 fixed-route buses.  As part of the project Avail, also installed Automatic Passenger Counters that it hope will help with long-range planning as the organization grows.

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Palm Tran Introduces Online Real-Time Tools for Passengers

Palm Tran has partnered with Avail Technologies to provide two new tools for passengers to use while planning their trip on the Palm Tran system.  Driven by GIS/GPS technology, riders will be able to organize their trips using the Google Transit Trip Planner.  Riders will also be able to take advantage of real-time bus locating powered by Avail's progressive InfoPoint technology.

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Bus Tracking Technology Coming to The Rapid in 2013

Thanks to technology provided by Avail Technologies, rider's of The Rapid will be able to check their bus' progress in real-time starting next year when the bus system rolls out digital signs at select stops and an automated call-in system.

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2011

Real-Time Passenger Information Rolls into LANta

Avail Technologies, Inc. is transforming the way riders in the Lehigh and Northampton area interact with transit.  LANta's latest enhancement to their transit system includes real-time passenger information and trip planning to help get you where you want to go.

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Enhance your rider's experience

Avail Technologies, Inc. is pleased to unveil the future of ITS Technology - and their exciting new look - at the APTA Expo 2011 in New Orleans, October 3-5, 2011.

After years of working hand-in-hand with transit professionals across the country, Avail’s experience has helped them to develop a feature-rich, turn-key solution of cutting-edge technology that will help take your transit operation to the next level. Here are just a few of the exciting new features Avail will be demonstrating at the APTA Expo:

  • Electronic Fare Collection System
  • Role-based user interfaces
  • Automatic data-mining that continually monitors operational performance metrics for you, allowing you to focus on running your agency
  • Unique notification system that provides personalized alerts of potential issues, enabling the user to proactively respond before they affect operations
  • And more!