Tulsa Transit Selects Apollo Video Technology's RoadRunner System for Paratransit Fleet
BELLEVUE, WA—Apollo Video Technology of Bellevue, Wash. has been selected by the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority to supply and install video surveillance systems for 30 vehicles in its paratransit fleet.
Beginning Sept. 17, Apollo's real-time video surveillance systems will be installed in lift-equipped mini-busses and taxicabs of Tulsa Transit's Lift Program, which provides curb-to-curb transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities.
The digital color, audio and video recording RoadRunner systems will enable Tulsa Transit to monitor the safe boarding, riding and disembarkation of Lift Program passengers throughout its 197-square mile service area connecting Tulsa, Jenks, Broken Arrow and Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Tulsa Transit's paratransit ridership has grown by 9,050 rides or five percent from 2005 to 2006. In the United States, unlinked paratransit ridership grew an average of four percent annually from 1984 through 2005 according to the American Public Transportation Association.
"We are pleased to have an opportunity to work with Tulsa Transit and to serve the Tulsa community with a safe, reliable and secure video surveillance system," said Rodell Notbohm, General Manager of Apollo Video Technology. "We've found a high level of acceptance of the RoadRunner system among transit agencies across the U.S. as it offers the lowest total cost of ownership and the longest warranty in the industry."
In addition to Tulsa Transit, Apollo Video's RoadRunner system is installed in several U.S. paratransit fleets including Everett Transit, Grant Transit and Island Transit in Washington state, Canby Transit in Oregon, Lawton Area Transit in Oklahoma, Victoria Transit in Texas and is scheduled for installation in the paratransit portion of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority later in 2007.
Across the U.S., the RoadRunner system is installed in over 100 agencies including Chicago Metra, Los Angeles County Metro Transportation Authority, City of Lincoln Nebraska, Tulsa School District and Cocoa Beach, Florida Police Department.
About Apollo Video Technology
Apollo Video Technology (www.avt-usa.com) is a leading manufacturer of on-board and in-car digital surveillance systems for pupil and public transit, law enforcement, military, freight transport, fire and EMS applications. With government and private-sector installations throughout North American and worldwide, Apollo Video's Mil-Spec and SAE rated RoadRunner line of turnkey video and audio systems simplifies real-time video capture and reduces overall costs with exceptional quality, durability and easy offloading of video.