Pennsylvania Transit Agencies Get Ready for Tech Overhaul

State transportation officials recently shared plans for implementing a Fixed Route Intelligent Transportation System (FRITS) for most transit systems in Pennsylvania. Avail Technologies, State College, will implement the program, state officials said in a news release.

Hazleton Public Transit will be among the systems targeted for technology upgrades to equipment that tracks most aspects of operations including vehicle revenue miles, vehicle revenue hours and ridership, said Ralph Sharp, who oversees transit services as Hazleton’s director of public services.

“They want to update every transit system so we all pretty much have the same equipment,” Sharp said. “It is 100 percent funded by PennDOT for each agency.”