Dive Brief: Rubicon Global announced it has been awarded a new three-year contract to provide fleet management technology for residential and commercial collection vehicles that service an estimated 189,000 locations in Spokane, Washington.
The RUBICONSmartCity platform will allow Spokane to track pick-up confirmation, vehicle positioning, diversion rates and vehicle diagnostics, among other metrics.
Rubicon beat out nine other bidders in a competitive process over the summer, with final approval given on Oct. 1.
The Spokane deal offers a new level of insight into an area Rubicon often describes as one of three key pillars, but has remained characteristically opaque on when it comes to financial details.
Based on contract terms provided to the Spokane City Council, this particular deal is built on a monthly software subscription model that will cost the city $157,819 per year.
Spokane will pay $94,244 in one-time costs to cover equipment, maintenance, training and other services.
The RUBICONSmartCity technology is now running in more than 25 cities, with Spokane listed as the first Western municipality to date.