LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark James, President and CEO of Frias Transportation Infrastructure (FTi) announced today that the Nevada Transportation Authority gave FTi unanimous approval to run a statewide pilot program for the company's RideIntegrity cloud based system within their jurisdiction.
Following a hearing that included a description of RideIntegrity and a demonstration of some of its capabilities, the NTA approved a pilot program that will take place over a minimum of ninety days and a maximum of one year in at least 150 vehicles including taxicabs, sedans and limousines. The pilot program will be funded by FTi and the company will share data with the NTA throughout the program. Upon conclusion of the program, FTi will present its findings and a proposal for the NTA to consider adoption of the system.
"I see this system as a tremendous opportunity for our agency to greatly enhance its capability to enforce the laws and regulations designed to protect the public and to improve the transportation industry in Nevada overall. Tourism and transportation is our state's lifeblood and having a system like RideIntegrity, puts us on the cutting edge of transportation regulation in the country. This system is going to put enforcement tools into the hands of our enforcement officers that we could never of imagined and allow them to deal with issues immediately as opposed to taking many man hours of investigation after the fact," said Chairman of the Nevada Transportation Authority Andy Mackay
"I believe that this innovative proactive technology will revolutionize the transportation industry both within the U.S. and throughout the world by significantly increasing public safety while simultaneously providing the traveling public quicker and easier access to hire a taxi cab or limousine. Additionally, the state of the art technology in the Rideintegrity system will provide state regulators with the ability to enforce laws and regulations in real time utilizing data from the computer based cloud, this will save countless man hours thereby saving tax payers millions of dollars," said former Municipal Court Judge and Nevada Transportation Authority Commissioner George Assad.
"RideIntegrity is a unique first-of-its-kind technology for the for-hire-vehicle industry. We see this pilot program as a major stepping stone in proving the efficacy and versatility of using real time data to maximize current resources to effectively regulate, manage and mitigate common problems in the for-hire industry." said James.
"Implementation of the RideIntegrity system by Nevada Regulators should end questions about long hauling and other unfair practices in the industry," James added.
The scope of services that RideIntegrity can provide to NTA and other regulatory bodies is unique and based on patent pending technologies that cannot be replicated by any other transportation industry vendor. 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, regulate and if necessary, investigate a ride.
SOURCE Frias Transportation Infrastructure