INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc., supplier of integrated ITS and fare management systems for public transit, opened a new Development Center in the Pacific Northwest.
The state-of-the-art facility is in Seattle and will house INIT‘s current staff, along with an additional half dozen new developers and software engineers. The growing team will continue to invest in open API development, custom reporting, and third-party integrations to support INIT’s fare collection customers.
“Over the last five years, the number of transit agencies choosing to partner with INIT for modern fare management systems has grown tremendously. The center’s position allows us to take advantage of the thriving software engineering environment in the region and be close to our West Coast customers,” said Eric Linxweiler, INIT’s COO for the Western Region.
Since 2011, when INIT’s Seattle office was initially established, an influx of project awards, including the recent deliveries of a next generation fare system for Sound Transit and an advanced fare payment system for San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System, have been a catalyst for the company’s growth momentum.
The opening of the new development center will strengthen INIT’s plans to support their North American customers, expand their capabilities, and better service expanding markets.