Thunder Bay selects NextBus Real-time Passenger Information System

    TORONTO, Sept. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Grey Island Systems International Inc
(TSX VENTURE: GIS) and TBayTel, Canada's largest independent
telecommunications company, today announced that City of Thunder Bay Transit
Services Division has selected its GPS/AVL and NextBus real-time passenger
information system (RTPIS) utilizing TBayTel's advanced CDMA wireless network.
Thunder Bay is the first Canadian transit agency to implement the NextBus
platform with Passenger counters, fare box integrations and Passenger
Information Systems. The initial contract is worth $646,017 excluding
recurring monthly service fees and route additions with funding for the
project provided from gas tax allocations by the federal and provincial
    The City of Thunder Bay is located in the centre of Canada and enjoys
access to both eastern and western markets, as well as the American Upper
Midwest. Thunder Bay is Ontario's fourteenth largest city and Canada's
thirty-first largest with a metro population of more than 122,907 and a
regional population exceeding 250,000. The City features a highly skilled
industrial workforce and excellent educational, medical, technical and tourism
    The City was developed from an amalgamation of the former Cities of Port
Arthur (incorporated 1907) and Fort William (incorporated 1907) and parts of
the adjacent municipalities of Neebing and McIntyre Townships, in 1970. Today,
Thunder Bay is a transportation hub, featuring one of Canada's largest port
facilities, both major railways and the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway
with the principal north-south routes from the Upper Midwest to the Gulf of
    Lloyd Reilly, Thunder Bay Transit's Supervisor of Operations comments "We
are delighted to be partners with Grey Island and T-Bay Tel in introducing
NextBus to the Canadian market and have high expectations for increasing our
ridership as a direct result of the added level of convenience the system will
bring to both existing and prospective Transit customers."
    Peter Diedrich, President and CEO of TBayTel remarks "We are pleased to
offer the City of Thunder Bay advanced information systems empowering the
transit rider to make informed decisions about their travel schedules. The
goal of the system is to put control of the public transit experience into the
hands of the Transit riders by providing actual arrival times, not schedules"
    "Canada is witnessing a trend towards increased funding for public
transit infrastructure and investments in Intelligent Transportation Systems
(ITS) specifically" notes Grey Island President Owen Moore. "NextBus provides
transit agencies a practical and cost-effective way to take advantage of ITS
applications such as GPS/AVL and Real Time Passenger Information Systems to
enhance their services and promote transit ridership".

    Forward Looking Statements:

    This news release contains forward-looking information based on
management's best estimates and the current operating environment. These
forward-looking statements are related to, but not limited to, Grey Island's
operations, anticipated financial performance, business prospects and
strategies. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of known
and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual
results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other
things, business risks, changes in market and competition, technological and
competitive developments and potential downturns in economic conditions
generally. Therefore, there can be no assurance that the expectations of the
management of Grey Island will prove to be correct.

    About Thunder Bay Transit:

    Thunder Bay Transit is the oldest existing fixed route Transit system in
Canada starting with the electric street railway in 1892. On March 7, 2007,
Thunder Bay Transit celebrated 115 years of providing transportation services
to Port Arthur, Fort William and the amalgamated City of Thunder Bay. Thunder
Bay Transit is also proud to be the first conventional fixed route transit
system in Ontario to become fully accessible to persons with disabilities as
per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) 2005, and is
currently in a pilot project in environmentally "greening" its fleet with
three biodiesel fuel buses.

    About TBayTel:

    For over one hundred years, TBayTel has connected people, provided
service, facilitated commerce and made technological advances for the citizens
of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. High quality, reliability and
affordability have been integral to TBayTel's vision and to establishing the
company as a service provider, an economic engine and a community partner.
TBayTel is the largest independently owned telecommunications company in
Canada employing over 350 people. As a local company, its success influences
the City of Thunder Bay and its citizens in many positive ways. To learn more
about TBayTel, visit their website at

    About Grey Island:

    Grey Island Systems International Inc. (TSX-V: GIS), through its
subsidiaries NextBus Inc. in Alameda, California, InterFleet, Inc. in New
York, New York and Grey Island Systems, Inc in Toronto, Canada, is a
technology leader providing custom real-time GPS/AVL, security and telematics
solutions as well as real-time passenger information systems to government and
related fleets. To find out more about our products and services, visit our
websites at or

    About NextBus:

    NextBus Inc. ( is dedicated to the public transportation
industry. Its mission is to enhance the experience of using public
transportation by providing high value information to both passengers and
managers of public transit. We provide actual arrival times, not schedules.
Bus locations are tracked via an automatic vehicle location (AVL) system;
NextBus processes the information, calculates predicted arrival times and
transmits arrival time predictions to stationary and portable electronic
displays and to the Internet. Because passengers can plan to arrive at the bus
stop within moments of the bus' actual arrival time, the time spent waiting on
dark, rainy nights or waiting alone and feeling vulnerable, is minimized.


For further information:

For further information: Grey Island Systems Inc.: Owen Moore, (416)
348-9991, (416) 348-9993 (FAX),;;; Renmark Financial Communications Inc.:
John Boidman,; Julien Ouimet,; (514) 939-3989, Fax : (514) 939-3717,

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