Los Angeles, CA – September 26, 2019: California-based Connixt, a provider of breakthrough cloud-mobile digital transformation solutions for the transit industry, has been named winner of the 2019 METRO Innovation Award. The awards are given by METRO Magazine, the oldest, most established trade publication for the transit industry in the world. Connixt was nominated for its mobile solution, iMarq™ by its customer, the Los Angeles Metro. “For several years, METRO Magazine has honored some of the most innovative solutions that helped bus operations save money, increase efficiency, improve safety, and more,” said James Blue, GM for METRO Magazine. “The L.A. Metro and Connixt partnership is another creative example of how the private sector can help operations solve some of their toughest issues.”
The Los Angeles Metro carries over 1.3M Angelenos daily on a fleet of buses and railcars. Metro selected iMarq™ as its cloud-based solution to digitize and automate core processes such as inspections, maintenance, incident reporting, quality assurance and compliance for its rolling stock, wayside, signals, facilities, and general services. The app has high user adoption among employees with an agency-wide roll-out that will reach up to 2,000 users. The solution was seamlessly integrated with their legacy back-end system and Metro has achieved significant benefits from the use of iMarq™ such as:
- Enhanced passenger safety through real-time monitoring of fleets and assets.
- Daily savings of 20% in man-hours, projected to go up to 400 man-hours a day.
- Increase in workplace efficiency.
- Improved adherence to federal and state safety and environmental mandates.
Applications for the METRO Innovation Awards were judged by METRO Magazine’s BusCon Advisory Board. METRO Innovation Award Winners were recognized at BusCon’s Award Breakfast on Wednesday, September 25.
About Connixt: Connixt’s cloud-mobile suite of products, iMarq and iPrime, are leading the change in transit to digital operations with cloud-based mobile technology that saves labor-hours, reduces paperwork and data entry, and enhances safety and compliance. Connixt serves customers in the Transit, Utilities, Construction and Manufacturing & Distribution industries.