Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and Lytx Recognized with 2015 Innovative Solutions Award for Safety

Lytx’s Video-based Safety Solution Reduced GCRTA Collisions and Improved Safety

Sept. 30, 2015 – CLEVELAND and SAN DIEGO – The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA), along with safety solution partner Lytx®, is being recognized today with METRO Magazine’s inaugural 2015 Innovative Solutions Award.

GCRTA and Lytx earned the Innovative Solutions Award in the Safety category for taking a proactive approach to increase operator safety while improving driving behavior and creating a safer experience for transit riders. The award was presented today at BusCon 2015 in Indianapolis.

GCRTA rolled out the Lytx DriveCam program fleet-wide in 2014 to help protect its operators, reduce costs associated with risky driving behaviors, and contribute to safer Cleveland roads. The Lytx DriveCam program is a video-based safety solution that identifies behaviors that have the highest likelihood of leading to a collision, and provides data-driven insights to focus coaching efforts on improving those behaviors.

During the past year, GCRTA saw 60 percent reduction in posted speed violations, 55 percent reduction in red light violations, and 53 percent improvement in seat belt compliance.

Operator acceptance was key in achieving these results, and the GCRTA team stayed in constant communication with ATU Local 268 and associated operators, before, during, and after the pilot.

“The Lytx DriveCam program has the market-leading technology that has generated significant improvements in the riskiest behaviors among our operator base,” said George Fields, director, Training & Development for GCRTA. “They’ve translated driving data into precise and powerful insights that delivered an immediate and positive impact on our operator safety, and the safety of our community.”

“GCRTA had the foresight and concern for its operators and riders to proactively seek out a comprehensive safety solution, and they’ve been thorough in leveraging our sophisticated data capture and analytics tools to create a smooth and direct path to safer driving,” said Lytx Government Sales Director Rush Akin. “It’s gratifying to see that our partnership with GCRTA has been recognized with the Innovative Solutions Award, but protecting employees, riders and the Cleveland roads is the real reward.”


At Lytx Inc., we harness the power of data to change human behaviour and help good companies become even better. Our flagship product, Lytx DriveCam sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve. We protect more than 1,300 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles. Our clients realise significant ROI by lowering operating and insurance costs, while achieving greater efficiency and compliance. Most of all, we strive to help save lives – on our roads and in our communities, every day. Lytx, Inc. is privately held with headquarters in San Diego.