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City of Ames, Iowa Selects collectiveData for Fleet Maintenance Management Software

August 23, 2006

NORTH LIBERTY, IA -- collectiveData, Inc. a provider of fleet maintenance management software announced that the City of Ames, Iowa and CyRide, the public transit authority of Ames, Iowa, have each selected collectiveFleet Pro to serve as their fleet information management systems (FIMS) provider.

The City of Ames Fleet Services Division will implement collectiveFleet Pro as the city's sole fleet maintenance management solution. The program will be used to manage the city's 460-vehicle fleet, including public works, police and fire department vehicles. The programs logical design, flexibility and lower overall cost of ownership were cited by Paul Hinderaker, director of Fleet Services Department for the City of Ames as factors in choosing collectiveData's program.

Rich Leners, assistant director for Fleet and Facilities at CyRide found collectiveData's ability to provide a system tailored to his organizations' unique needs one of the key factors in choosing collectiveFleet Pro to manage their 60 busses and various facility components. The ability to help provide timely reports required by the Federal Transportation Administration also played a role in the decision making process.

Both the City of Ames and CyRide expect to commence full implementation of their respective systems in the fourth quarter of this year.

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