DBi Services acquires Digital Traffic Systems to expand its footprint in ITS market


Global infrastructure operations and maintenance company DBi Services (DBi) has acquired Digital Traffic Systems Inc. (DTS), an intelligent transportation systems (ITS) company, in order to offer customers a one-stop shop for roadway assets and traffic systems and services.

Founded in 1978, DBi is headquartered in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and has become a global network of over 90 locations and approximately 3,000 employees in the USA, Canada and the UK, providing infrastructure maintenance, management and operations services to government agencies, railways, utilities and private industries. As the transportation market continues to evolve, and cars become more connected and autonomous, DBi sees an opportunity to better serve its more than 3,000 customers by further expanding into intelligent infrastructure solutions and services. DBi hopes that the acquisition of DTS will create a unified company for intelligent infrastructure maintenance, management and operations, including transportation technology assets that provide customers and the traveling public with real-time information and data.

DTS provides ITS and traffic data collection solutions and services, with almost two decades of experience planning, managing and executing innovative projects, including complex ITS projects and performance-based statewide traffic data programs.

The company offers complete ITS support for major assets for agencies and localities across the USA, including sensors, monitoring and display systems, design and installation, custom maintenance programs, and system support. DTS also specializes in providing government agencies and engineering firms with high-quality traffic data and accurate transportation monitoring. 

DBi and DTS have a similar customer base, typically state and local Departments of Transportation (DOTs), and will work together to ensure those customers receive the highest levels of safety, customer service and high-quality performance.

DTS will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of DBi and will continue to work out of its headquarters in Ashland, Virginia. To better help customers make long-term planning decisions, a key area of focus for DBi is expanding into new and emerging markets that benefit customers, the traveling public and the industry overall.

“We eagerly anticipate the start of work alongside the team at DBi. This partnership provides us with the resources and support to more quickly expand our specialized transportation technology services into expanded markets and strengthens our capabilities and focus on providing ITS and traffic data services for our customers,” said Peter Keen, DTS’s president and chief operating officer.

“As a larger and more diverse company we can also provide more opportunities for advancement for our employees and deliver specialized technical support more effectively.” 

Mark Robinson, DBi’s president and chief operating officer, noted, “Partnering with DTS made perfect sense. We both operate and maintain different transportation assets, many times on the same roadway network. Now, we can offer our distinct yet highly complementary services and knowledge under one roof to existing and future customers.”

Roger Zino, DBi’s CEO, added, “This partnership gives us more insight and talent to continue to lead the industry in innovation, protect the safety of the traveling public, and anticipate the coming changes our customers will need to address as transportation continues to evolve.” 

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).