Dulles, USA, 14 September 2006 – Orbital Sciences Corporation announced today that its Transportation Management Systems (TMS) division has been awarded a $9.7 million contract by the Westchester County Department of Transportation (WCDOT) in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration and the New York State Department of Transportation. Under the contract, Orbital TMS will provide its latest Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system, known as OrbCAD XP.
This new system is designed to be robust, reliable and easily maintainable while allowing WCDOT’s Bee-Line bus operations to run more efficiently, cost-effectively and safely. The system will use real-time satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) information to manage WCDOT’s fleet of over 400 fixed-route and support vehicles.
The fully-integrated vehicle equipment suite will also simplify driver operations and automate Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant stop announcements to the public. The project’s service territory includes the approximately 450 square miles of Westchester County with routes that extend into the Bronx, Manhattan and Putnam County, New York.
– Orbital TMS
Orbital TMS is a integrator of products for fleet and workforce management, mobile data communications, data management and advanced traveler information systems. More information about Orbital TMS can be found at http://www.orbitaltms.com
Orbital develops and manufactures small space and rocket systems for commercial, military and civil government customers. The company’s primary products are satellites and launch vehicles, including low-orbit, geosynchronous-orbit and planetary spacecraft for communications, remote sensing, scientific and defense missions; ground- and air-launched rockets that deliver satellites into orbit; and missile defense systems that are used as interceptor and target vehicles. Orbital also offers space-related technical services to government agencies and develops and builds satellite-based transportation management systems for public transit agencies and private vehicle fleet operators. More information about Orbital can be found at http://www.orbital.com