Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) – Transit Asset Management
The Niti Systems founder Jignesh Patel performed an assessment of the Transit Asset Management (TAM) needs, State of Good Repair (SGR) and ISO 55000 Draft International Standards for Asset Management at GRTA. Subsequently, our team helped GRTA implement a TAM solution along with the SGR database.
Los Angeles Metro – Freeway Service Patrol Technology Assessment
Niti Systems founder Jignesh Patel led the Los Angeles County Metropolitan (LA Metro) Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) project for an in-depth technology assessment and prepared a technology strategic plan for their entire ITS setup, including software, hardware, communication system and business processes. In line with the FTA Systems Engineering approach, the team helped the agency develop their Regional ITS Architecture, Concept of Operation and Technical Specifications for the future system.
Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) ITS Implementation
Niti founder Jignesh Patel worked with Milwaukee Transit to help agency perform assessment of the current system limitations and options analysis. The Video and Audio quality of their current system did not meet MCTS needs, and footage could only be retrieved by manually retrieving hard drives from buses later. The team helped agency explore alternatives to select and procure a modern Mobile Video Surveillance System (MVSS) to replace their existing security camera system. The effort included development of technical specifications as well as procurement support and help with the project management as upcoming phases.
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) – Ridership Assessment
Niti Systems founder Jignesh Patel supported MARTA’s Planning Department with an assessment of various technology solutions deployed at MARTA, including their impact on the ridership across various modes, system usage across the agency, staff training needs, data quality and system support levels. The next phase involved providing detailed recommendations for each system and their best usage, strategies to improve ridership and future state planning for various ITS systems.
San Francisco MTC – Governance Consultants Bench Contract
Niti Systems is supporting San Francisco MTC with strategies and recommendations to guide the recovery of public transit and its role in the region, as it adjusted to new conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are part of a pool of contract MTC selected to with various goals including – Improving Project-Level Governance, Support and Evaluation of Functional and Full Consolidations of Transit Agencies, Establishing New Sub-Regional and Regional Governance and Administration and Subject Matter Expertise (SME) to Multiple Areas of Transit Decision Making, Administration/Management and Operations.
Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) – Georgia Commute Options Program
The Niti Systems team supported ARC with their Georgia Commute Option (GCO) program evaluation effort. This Transportation Demand Management (TDM) effort for the Atlanta metropolitan area consists of software evaluation, integration planning, CRM System/Ride matching software market research and project management support. The ARC TDM program consists of marketing, employer/property manager outreach, commuter outreach, and a suite of commuter incentives, which operates as the regional TDM brand, and seven local Transportation Management Associations (TMA) operating within specific employment centers.
Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) – Regional Project Planning Database
Niti Systems consultants developed an efficient project database system for use by ARC team for project programming maintenance, generating project list reports, and regional federal fund balancing exercises. Our team performed an integration with GIS module to assist with visualizing the project locations. Our team performed a needs assessment, software technical review and functional review to create tailored recommendations for the system upgrade.
National Transit Institute (NTI) – Regional ITS Architecture Training
Niti Systems founder Jignesh Patel worked with National Transit Institute (NTI) to develop and deliver a training course for the regional ITS architecture. The version of the architecture combines pieces from the Connected Vehicles Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA). Jignesh developed various use cases (Services Packages) for emerging mobility solutions and the content for a 2-day training course.
Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) – Regional ITS Architecture
Helping the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) develop a Regional ITS Architecture, Jignesh Patel supported the effort with an emerging technology assessment, regional ITS deployment review, and identification for the pilot projects based on the emerging mobility concepts such as multi-modal transportation integration and Mobility as-a-Service.
Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) – Mobility-As-A-Service Development
The Niti Systems founder Jignesh Patel worked on a Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) Concept Development for the Greater Dayton RTA. We performed a service review of Dayton RTA’s paratransit and shared use mobility modes and provided recommendations on a future mobility-as-service platform for the Greater Dayton region supported by an integrated payments system.
Atlanta Area Transit Link Authority (ATL) General Planning and Technology Services
Niti team has been selected by theAtlanta Region Transit Link Authority (ATL)for a General Planning and Technical Services contract. ATL plays a key role for Atlanta Region’s transit landscape by managing the collaboration of transit efforts in the region. The contract is aimed at strengtheningATL’s purpose with five functional areas:
Coordinate Regional Partners
Strengthen Regional Transit Planning and Performance
Advance Strategic Transit Investments
Enhance Customer Service
Deliver Innovative and Best Practices in Transit
Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) – Toll Services On-Call Contract
Niti Systems will support MDTA on an on-call basis for various Engineering, Technology and Professional consulting services. Our staff will support MDTA with tolling systems backends, integration support, data management, system configuration and technology infrastructure set up activities.
State Road and Toll way Authority – Toll Systems Support
Niti Staff members supported SRTA with various toll systems implementation and support. Our team helped agency with migration of various back-office systems to a common platform as part of the technology infrastructure setup for the office relocation support. Our team supported SRTA with the Peach Pass tolling back-office system maintenance, integration, and enhancements.
National Transit Institute – Multiple Training Development and Delivery
Niti consultants helped National Transit Institute (NTI) with development and delivery multiple training courses including Regional Intelligent Transportation Systems Architecture, Transit Technologies, Systems Engineering Approach for Transit Systems, Project Management for Transit Professionals, Performance Based Planning, and others.
Atlanta Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) – Enterprise Asset Management and TAM Plan Development
Niti team supported the Atlanta Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) with an implementation as their Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS). Our team supported ATL and their regional partners with an implementation of a Performance Based, Hosted, Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS) that met the needs of (FTA) Transit Asset Management (TAM) designated Tier 1 and Tier 2 agencies. Our team provided the technical/functional experience for configuration, testing, implementation, integration and maintenance for the new EAMS. The current TAM plan was completed a few years back and is in need to be updated to comply with federal regulations. Our team will provide Subject Matter Expertise to support the next update to this plan and provide guidance on how best to maintain and update the plan moving forward.
Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) – Transit Asset Management Plan
GRTA wanted implement an Asset Management solution that utilized the industry best practices approach as advocated by the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) and promoted through the International Standards Organization (ISO) 55000 suite of asset management standards. However, the agency did not have the robust data set or analytical tools to support the most efficient path to this level of asset management maturity. Niti founder, Jignesh Patel supported GRTA with an EAM system implementation to ensure that Long Term goals of the agency were met by this solution. For this project, he performed an assessment of the Transit Asset Management (TAM) needs, Data Collection, Asset Hierarchy definition, Data Entry, State of Good Repair (SGR) creation, and ISO 55000 Draft International Standards for Asset Management. Subsequent to that the we helped the agency implement a TAM solution along with the SGR database.