Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Signs Multi-Year Agreement to Deploy DriveCam powered by Lytx™ Driver Safety Program Fleet-Wide


Largest Transit Agency in Ohio Joins Other Municipal Transit Leaders in Engaging the DriveCam Video-Based Technology Solution to Increase Safety and Reduce Risk

July 23, 2014 – San Diego, Calif. — Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam Inc.), a global leader in delivering driver safety and compliance solutions, today announced that it has signed a full-fleet deployment agreement with Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA), the largest transit agency in Ohio. The multi-year agreement outfits GCRTA’s fleet of more than 400 buses with the DriveCam powered by Lytx™ video-based driver safety program.

Named best public transit system in North America by the American Public Transportation Association in 2007, GCRTA is a public transit agency based in Cleveland, Ohio that serves Cuyahoga County. GCRTA’s six-month trial included 100 vehicles in a side-by-side comparison based on the driver coaching criteria from each participating vendor’s system. Lytx successfully met all of GCRTA’s operational criteria including simple user-interface; meaningful real-time feedback for operators; flexible reporting tools for analysis; idling and fuel efficiency reporting; and maximum efficiency, which meant little or no addition needed to GCRTA Information Technology Infrastructure staff to manage the Program.

“Lytx best delivered on our trial’s objective to promote safer driving by identifying coachable driving behaviors,” said Mike York, GCRTA Deputy General Manager – Operations Division. “Given their substantial experience and superior analytics, we are fully confident in their ability to help us reach our goals to reduce collisions, fuel consumption and maintenance costs. The Program is good for our agency, our drivers and our customers.”

“We are honored to be chosen to support GCRTA’s proactive commitment to the safety of drivers and citizens,” said Robert Donahue, director, government sales for Lytx, Inc. “It’s nothing short of a life-saving measure that transit providers take when they embrace video-based safety technology. To monitor and improve repetitive, low-risk behaviors prevents future high risk behaviors, including those that result in a possible collision, injuries or worse.”

DriveCam powered by Lytx helps to prevent incidents, reduce injuries and save lives by combining video with predictive analytics, real-time driver feedback and coaching, empowering fleets to identify and correct the driving behaviors that lead to 90% of collisions. A new Virginia Tech Transportation Institute study shows that more than 800 lives could be saved each year using video-based driver safety technology, and that the DriveCam Program alone could prevent more than 25,000 commercial vehicle collisions and nearly 40,000 injuries annually.

Using the patented Lytx Engine™, the DriveCam Program identifies and prioritizes risk so fleets can focus on the drivers who need the most coaching. The DriveCam Video Event Recorder, placed on a vehicle’s windshield, captures video of risky driving events such as hard-braking, cornering, and following too close, and uploads them wirelessly to the DriveCam Review Center. There, certified professionals objectively review and score the events in a consistent manner and pass them on to the fleet for use in coaching drivers.

Fleets manage the DriveCam Program through the DriveCam Online® cloud-based platform, which includes reporting capabilities that enable quick analysis of safety and performance trends. This helps fleets to effectively manage and coach drivers to become safer and more efficient, thereby significantly reducing collision and fuel costs and vehicle wear and tear.

About Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA)

GCRTA is Ohio’s largest public transit agency, based in Cleveland and serving Cuyahoga County. The agency provides quality, economic and safe public transportation via bus, paratransit, Rapid Transit (three train lines) and Bus Rapid Transit (the HealthLine). In 2013, GCRTA provided nearly 49 million trips to commuters, students, residents & visitors. Real time information is available for all routes via a browser. Additional information can be found at

About Lytx

At Lytx™ (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), we harness the power of data to change human behavior and help good companies become even better. Our flagship product, DriveCam powered by Lytx™, sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve, and our RAIR® Compliance Services helps DOT-regulated fleets comply with safety regulations, complementing the DriveCam® Program. We protect more than 950 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles annually. Our clients realize 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 is privately held and headquartered in San Diego.  For more information, visit


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