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Purpose of the new system
The University of New Mexico Parking & Transportation Services (UNM PATS) Department is seeking a
qualified vendor to provide an Automated Passenger Counting (APC) system using either our existing Global
Positioning System (GPS) services unit(s) for vehicle location at passenger counts or provide a proposal for the
APC required Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) system. The proposed system should be completely inclusive
of all necessary equipment and software and must not use any UNM application or database server resources for
its hosting functions, otherwise referred to as a complete Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. All system
components shall be new, currently produced, of current model with ample regular availability (off-the-shelf)
and either no scheduled end-of-life or end-of-life scheduled at least five years after the expected installation
date. The scope of these specifications is to ensure the delivery of a complete system ready for operation.
Omission of any essential detail from these specifications does not relieve the vendor from furnishing a
complete, fully functional system as described.
Current Systems and Components
The UNM PATS shuttle fleet is currently comprised of ten (10) Bluebird 38 and 48 passenger buses (TC/2000-
TC/10, A3RE-5600A and T3R/AA), six (6 Ford F550 20 and 23 passenger buses (cutaways = F550 and E450),
one (1) Ford Starlite 8 passenger van, seven (7) IHC E450 32 and 48 passenger buses, and six (6) Thomas 38
and 48 passenger buses (Safe-T-Liner, Safetyliner HDX and A3RE-5600A). The shuttle system has eight (8)
“fixed” routes that have approximately 1.3 million passenger boardings per year on shuttle services provided to
University of New Mexico students, faculty, staff, and visitors in and around the university. The system also
provides special event shuttle services as contracted by University-affiliated entities (e.g. Athletics, Popejoy
Hall, various academic departments) to various locations on campus and around the state within a 100-mile
radius of the main campus.
All UNM PATS shuttles are currently equipped with Sierra Wireless RV50 and RV50X cellular modems with
GPS, Wi-Fi, and LAN capabilities and are provided by the University’s contracted cellular equipment vendor.
These modems currently only send GPS location data to the City of Albuquerque’s (the City) transportation
system (ABQ RIDE) for import into its Trapeze transportation management software system. The City’s system
then processes the data and creates Keyhole Markup Language (KML) records containing the event time,
latitude, longitude, speed, and direction of the vehicle every fifteen (15) seconds. The data is then placed into the
City’s online public data repository site, which is then retrieved by UNM IT application servers. The data is
then consumed by custom online map applications developed and maintained by UNM Central IT for UNM
PATS route management and a public shuttle location website at http://wmb.unm.edu.
The current AVL system allows PATS Management to create route paths and shuttle stops that require
submission to UNM IT for placement into the application. It also allows the real-time assignment of shuttles to
routes by approved users, authenticated through the University’s Central Authentication Services (CAS) servers.
Historical information must be requested by vehicle number, date, and timeframe from the City of Albuquerque,
which responds with a Keyhole Markup Zip (KMZ) file containing the vehicle route history. The request to
delivery time-line is approximately one business day.
The current user interface is configured for desktop and smartphone mobile device web browsers and allows the
customer to select the shuttle route or routes, and displays the selected routes, route stops, and color-coded
shuttle icons showing the shuttle current locations on a Google map view centered at the user’s location. The
shuttle’s icon is clickable to display the date, time, speed, and vehicle number. The map opens at a browser
resolution defined optimal distance span which can be zoomed in or out by the user. The application also has a
‘Satellite View’ option.