The intelligent transportation system operates through Siemens NextConnect software and Trapeze Group’s currently installed GPS system. When a bus is in a virtual detection zone, the transit system sends a signal priority request to the Siemens i2 traffic management system. The request is relayed to the intersection traffic controller which requests the traffic system to provide a green light for the approaching transit vehicle.“VIA has been a valued Trapeze customer for more than 15 years, and they are an award-winning agency for good reason. Their systems and processes are state of the art, and their customer-centric focus is to be applauded,” stated John Hines, president of Trapeze Group. “VIA understands that utilizing an enterprise solution such as Trapeze for their transit hardware and software enables them to provide these customer-centric processes and services, from real time information to advanced scheduling that provides better service and GPS technologies to know where the bus is at all times. The agency is a pioneer embracing technology systems and coming up with innovative ways to utilize Trapeze to the maximum benefit of both the agency and their customers.” The new system is being launched on December 17 through VIA’s new Primo bus rapid transit system. For more information on the Siemens mobility solutions in the U.S. please visit www.usa.siemens.com/mobility and to learn more about the new VIA Primo bus fleet please visit http://www.viaprimo.com/Content/Default.aspx. About Siemens Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, with approximately 87,000 employees worldwide, offers sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offerings include complete traffic and transportation systems, intelligent logistics, efficient energy supply, environmentally compatible building technologies, modernization of the way power is transmitted and distributed, and smart consumption of electricity. The sector is comprised of the Rail Systems, Mobility and Logistics, Low and Medium Voltage, Smart Grid and Building Technologies Divisions as well as Osram Sylvania. For more information, visit www.usa.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities. The Siemens Mobility and Logistics Division provides solutions to customers to optimize passenger and freight transport. The division bundles all Siemens business related to management of traffic, transport and logistics. This includes railway automation, infrastructure logistics, intelligent traffic and transport systems, and technologies for developing the infrastructure for electric mobility. For more information, visit www.usa.siemens.com/mobility. About Trapeze Group Trapeze Group delivers solutions that consider the full 360 degrees of passenger transport. Whether addressing the needs of a single department, an entire organization, or the community, Trapeze provides some of the most advanced software, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and mobile technologies in the industry. Hundreds of government and commercial organizations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific have turned to Trapeze to realize efficiencies, enhance the quality and scope of their services, and safely transport more people with less cost. Visit www.trapezegroup.com.