The City of Red Deer has identified public transit as a key to achieving long-term strategic goals for sustainability, growth, and mobility. Among the actions adopted was a need to provide accurate and timely customer information, improve safety and enable the efficient management of both paratransit and conventional bus services.
Red Deer Transit retained Associated Engineering to help develop 3 intelligent transportation systems (ITS) project charters.
Project Charter 1: Paratransit Computer Aided Dispatch / Automatic Vehicle Location / Onboard Video Monitoring for Action Bus.
Project Charter 2: Automatic Fare Collection, a replacement / upgrade of the existing farebox and viability of an account based smart card system.
Project Charter 3: Conventional (fixed route) Computer Aided Dispatch / Automatic Vehicle Location / Onboard Video Monitoring / Automatic Passenger Counting.