SFMTA Moves Forward With Comprehensive Taxi App Data
The SFMTA issued a Request for Information for a real-time taxi data system to collect and make available the data necessary to give the public access to available San Francisco taxi vehicles in response to an electronic hail from a smart phone. FTi's was the most responsive submittal. FTi's software system will collect GPS and other data from dispatch service permit holders and make them available to any mobile phone application developer who enters into a use agreement with the SFMTA. The terms of the use agreement have not been finalized.
The scope of services that RideIntegrity can provide to the SFMTA and other regulatory bodies is unique and based on patent pending technologies that cannot be replicated by any other transportation industry vendors. This cloud-based system was named after its ability to provide one sound, unimpaired system for use by all parties to a for-hire vehicle ride to allow them to obtain, supply, monitor and regulate.
About the SFMTA Established by voter proposition in 1999, the SFMTA, a department of the City and County of San Francisco, oversees the Municipal Railway (Muni), parking and traffic, bicycling, walking and taxis. With five modes of transit, Muni has approximately 700,000 passenger boardings each day. Over 35,000 extra vehicles enter San Francisco on any given business day, and rely on the SFMTA to keep the flow of cars, transit vehicles, taxis, delivery trucks, pedestrians and bicycles moving smoothly through the streets.
About RideIntegrity FTi's RideIntegrity system provides a means of integrating the systems of all parties offering taxicab, dispatch or e-hailing services so that all parties are accountable and the riding public and drivers will be protected. RideIntegrity provides regulators not only with real time data collection from the vehicles they regulate, but with real time analytics, which means that regulators will now be able to determine whether there are problems that need to be addressed and do so immediately. Additionally, RideIntegrity gives the public access to information about taxicabs in the area as well as their ride and fare from a smartphone or other device.SOURCE Frias Transportation Infrastructure
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