Trapeze Group has been awarded the contract to deliver the first project of Transport for London’s Future Bus System programme for a new technology solution that manages the UK capital’s bus routes and schedule data. The system will enable efficient management of disruption and service changes, and provide an online portal for managing communication with bus operators.
Trapeze’s Novus systemwill allow TfL to simplify its systems and data processes in managing routes and schedules for its 670 routes, 9,200 buses, 19,000 bus stops and the capture of more than 12,000 network affecting events each year.
Simon Reed, TfL’s head of technology & data for surface transport, says: “FBS is a vital investment in our core bus management systems and this will provide a single modern repository of key service information that will be central to our planning, operational and ticketing systems.”
Tim Porter, chief executive officer for Trapeze Group in the UK, adds: “This project has extra significance in light of the Bus Services Act, which places specific focus on passenger information in the event of travel disruption. Combined and local authorities stand to benefit from Future Bus, as the technology investment in Novus moves the entire bus industry forward in exciting new ways.”
PICTURE: TfL’s Claire Mann and Trapeze CEO Tim Porter shake hands on the deal
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