Orbital Sciences has been selected by Motorola’s Commercial, Government and Industrial Solutions Sector to supply in-vehicle components and control center software solutions for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LACMTA) new Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS).
Motorola will oversee the installation and start-up of an integrated wireless communications system that will provide real-time information to LACMTA’s dispatchers and system planners. The fleet of “Smart Buses” is expected to begin entering service in the summer of 2003.
Orbital’s Transportation Management Systems (TMS) division, located in Columbia, Maryland, will supply its state-of-the-art Mobile Data Terminal (SmartMDT) control unit for more than 2,400 fixed-route buses and service vehicles.
Orbital will also install its flexible, easy-to-use ORBCAD-NT communications and dispatch software system in LACMTA’s Operations Control Center. The ORBCAD-NT system is designed to improve LACMTA’s efficiency in managing and controlling its bus and service vehicle fleet.