WATA successfully modernizes its bus technology with Equans
Residents and visitors of James City County, City of Williamsburg, York County, and Newport News now benefit from a bus system equipped with the latest Intelligent Transportation Systems, including real-time information tools and improved service. Selected by Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) in 2022, Equans, has just completed the implementation of an Intelligent Transportation System, including CAD/AVL and Real-Time Passenger Information (RTPI) system, on its fleet. In partnership with the ticketing platform provider Masabi and the on-demand transport expert Via, Equans coordinated the installation of 23 fixed route buses and 7 Paratransit vehicles, enabling WATA to provide crucial data to its riders live on multiple platforms such as Transit app and Google.
WATA's point of view and feedback on this million-dollar modernization project to follow..
Digitalize public transport to boost passengers’ well-being and local tourism
Created in 1977, WATA provides public transportation services to residents and visitors of James City County, the City of Williamsburg, York County and the City of Newport News. With 12 fixed routes operating, its ambition is to become the transportation option of choice for people who live, work and visit the area. In 2022, WATA provided service to more than 670,000 tourists and local citizens.