Siouxland Regional Transit System’s Innovative Communication

IWCE Urgent Communications publication recently released a story about Siouxland Regional Transit’s innovative communication system.

A transit system providing bus service to a largely rural territory covering seven counties in Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska expects to save about $30,000 per year after replacing its aging LMR system with a push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) solution—a communications trend that is gathering momentum throughout the enterprise sector.

Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS) bus drivers previously used 800 MHz trunked radios, but there were problems, according to Curt Miller, transit director for the Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS). The radios needed to be updated, there were coverage holes, and continuing to lease tower space on the RACOM system at about $2,500 per month was a burden on the transit agency’s budget….read more