ETA Transit Systems completes 34 bus CAD/AVL project with University of Southern California in just three weeks

Boca Raton, FL – August 15, 2023 — ETA Transit Systems, a leading provider of advanced transit technology solutions, is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a CAD/AVL project with the esteemed University of Southern California (USC). The decision to select ETA Transit Systems for this groundbreaking project was driven by the company’s exceptional and unique design of onboard equipment, which offers unparalleled reliability and security in transit operations.

At the heart of ETA’s innovative solution is the utilization of a rugged on-board computer that is securely installed within a locked cabinet, out of reach of both bus operators and riders combined with a Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) that is a simple touch screen monitor without any processing responsibilities.

The MDT is a user-friendly touch panel monitor designed to streamline the interaction between transit staff and the system. Unlike tablets or all-in-one computers, the MDT serves purely as an interface, devoid of any critical system intelligence. This ingenious design means that even if the MDT is damaged or stolen, the core functionalities of the system, including vehicle tracking, arrival predictions, and data collection for reporting, remain fully operational and reliable.

“We are truly honored to have been chosen by the University of Southern California for this transformative CAD/AVL project,” said John Maglio, President of ETA Transit Systems. “Our innovative onboard equipment design reflects our commitment to providing transit agencies with cutting-edge solutions that not only enhance operational efficiency but also prioritize security and continuity. The trust that USC has placed in ETA Transit Systems is a testament to our dedication to excellence.”

Awarded in May 2023, the 34-bus system was installed, tested, and deployed within 3 weeks.

“After facing challenges with tablet-based MDTs in the past, we were in need of a more reliable hardware solution. ETA won our business based largely on the unique design of their onboard systems,” says Marcus Arvizu, Senior Manager of Transit Operations at USC. “We were also on a very tight timeline and needed the system installed within 3 weeks. ETA demonstrated an ability to deploy similar projects on very aggressive schedules. I highly recommend ETA for anyone seeking a dedicated transit technology partner.”

This partnership represents a significant milestone for ETA Transit Systems as it continues to lead the industry in innovation and reliability. The company’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of transit technology sets a new standard for transit agencies nationwide.

For more information about ETA Transit Systems and its groundbreaking CAD/AVL project with the University of Southern California, please visit or contact:

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ETA Transit specializes in CAD/AVL transit technology to include automatic passenger counting (APC), GTFS and GTFS-RT, traveler information systems, and digital display systems, for public transit agencies and other shuttle operations across the United States. For more information, visit, email, or call (800) 382-0917.

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