ACS Signs $12 Million Transportation Contract With City of Brampton

    Company Will Provide Comprehensive Fleet Management and Intelligent
Transportation System

    DALLAS, Oct. 9 /CNW/ -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE:   ACS)
today announced a $12 (CDN) million contract with the City of Brampton to
enable the transit authority to improve the effectiveness of its bus services
as well as its future AcceleRide Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) services that are
scheduled to be operational in 2010.

    ACS will supply Brampton Transit with an integrated suite of real-time
analytical tools that will assist in overall operations management of its
250-vehicle fixed route fleet as well as its nine supervisory vehicles.
Brampton Transit will utilize ACS' latest Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and
Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system called OrbCAD XP.

    "The SmartBus project is a key component of Brampton Transit's drive to
continually improve the quality of service that we offer to our passengers --
Working with ACS, the SmartBus project will allow Brampton Transit to improve
the management efficiency of our fleet of vehicles while making our system
safer, and providing our customers with more means of accessing real-time,
dynamic service information," said Suzanne Connor, Director of Brampton
Transit. "The SmartBus program will also provide many of the technology
components of our AcceleRide Bus Rapid Transit project, such as the variable
message signs that will display real time schedule and service information at
all of our AcceleRide Bus Rapid Transit stations, transit centers, and major
transit stops."

    AcceleRide, is an initiative of the City of Brampton, a suburb of
Toronto, Ontario, and Brampton Transit to introduce enhanced BRT services on
the city's key north-south and east-west arterial corridors. AcceleRide is
intended to improve the reliability and quality of transit service and provide
better connectivity within and beyond Brampton's boundaries. Brampton Transit
is an award-winning transit system with the fastest growth of any transit
system in Canada. Service levels increase, on average 10-to-15 percent
annually, while the industry average is approximately three percent.

    "ACS shares Brampton's vision for creating a showcase public
transportation system," said David Kachemov, senior vice president and
managing director of the ACS Transportation Management Solutions group. "With
a full range of intelligent transportation systems that will be integrated
into Brampton's transit vehicles, ACS will provide many new tools that will
enable the city to enhance its customer focus."

    One of many new features that ACS will provide to Brampton Transit will
be the ability to transfer operational data between the dispatch centers and
Brampton Transit buses via three different communication modes. Brampton
Transit buses will communicate with the OrbCAD XP system via WiFi, two-way
radio, and cellular connections.

    The WiFi system will provide Brampton Transit vehicles with a large
communication bandwidth so that packets of data may pass between the dispatch
centers and the vehicles. The two-way radio connection will enable Brampton's
vehicles to take advantage of its existing, secure radio network and will
minimize operational costs. Additionally, a cellular data linkage will ensure
that Brampton Transit buses will receive and transmit data communications when
traveling outside of the City of Brampton's boundaries.

    Brampton Transit will benefit from ACS' SmartTraveler products that
provide passengers with the latest schedule in real-time and updated service
information for the city's transits services. This capability will provide
riders with the latest operating information at transit stops, via the
internet, and to cellular phones via text messages. ACS will also be providing
its Smartstop Next Stop Automated Vehicle Annunciation, Traffic Signal
Priority management tools to improve operating times of buses, and OrbStar
color Mobile Data Terminals (MDT) with touch screen capabilities in the buses
allowing vehicle operators will be able to manage communications and many
vehicle systems.

    About ACS
    ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with 65,000 people supporting client
operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process
outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and
government clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New York
Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACS." Learn more about ACS at

    About ACS Transportation Management Solutions
    ACS' Transportation Management Solutions group is a leading integrator of
products for fleet and workforce management, mobile data communications, data
management, and advance traveler information systems.  ACS' Transportation
Management Solutions group provides integrated Computer Aided Dispatch and
Automatic Vehicle Location solutions for 50 public transit and government
agency customers in the United States, Canada, and around the world, with
units installed or scheduled to be installed on approximately 28,000 vehicles.

    About Brampton
    Brampton is the first city in the greater Toronto area and one of 10 in
North America to be designated an International Safe Community by the World
Health Organization in 2007. Home to more than 8,000 businesses, the City
enjoys a Triple 'A' credit rating by Standard & Poor, reflecting its debt-free
position, exceptional liquidity levels and excellent economy. The City of
Brampton's 2008 operating budget is $389.4 million and approved funding for
its overall capital program stands at $585.7 million. The City celebrates its
diverse population that represents people from more than 175 distinct ethnic
backgrounds who speak over 70 different languages. Offering nearly 6,000 acres
of parkland, Brampton takes pride in being the Flower City of Canada.  For
more information visit

    The statements in this news release that do not directly relate to
historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements are
subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the
Company's control.  As such, no assurance can be given that the actual events
and results will not be materially different than the anticipated results
described in the forward-looking statements.  Factors could cause actual
results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements.  For a
description of these factors, see the Company's prior filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent filing.  ACS
disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future event, or


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