Trapeze ITS wins national AVL and ITS contract in Ireland

Leading public transport solution provider Trapeze ITS has been awarded a major contract to implement a next-generation Cloud-based Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) solution with National Transport Authority (NTA) in Ireland. This national-scale project is set to connect all of Ireland’s 2,300 buses, enhancing the quality of services and fostering growth for bus operators.

The new solution is designed to deliver operational savings by unifying all bus services under a single system, while enhancing the passenger experience through greater accuracy and consistency of passenger information, and reduced waiting and overall journey times.

Innovations within the solution include enhanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) prediction algorithms, AI-powered monitoring of bus lane blockages to minimise delays, and Automatic Passenger Counting.

As well as promoting reliable, punctual, and attractive public transport experience, Ireland’s new model will enable existing and new bus operators to bid for services and utilise improved service control tools for managing operations. Enhanced reporting will also inform the NTA of the success of the bus network whilst optimising cost.

“We are delighted to partner with Trapeze on this important project,” said Bernard Higgins, NTA’s Director of Transport Technology. “Trapeze has a proven track record of delivering AVL systems and we are confident that they will deliver high-quality products and services that meet and exceed our requirements. It will deliver a single consistent service management solution across all PSO Bus Operators and enable the production of high quality dynamic real time information for public transport customers through our real time application (TFI Live), our 800+ On-Street Displays and our real-time data exports to third party applications. We look forward to working closely with Trapeze in the years to come”.

Steve Jukes, General Manager at Trapeze ITS, said: “We are thrilled to win this contract and excited to begin working with the NTA team, bus operators, and other stakeholders, to deliver this step change in public transport for the people of Ireland. Public transport plays a pivotal role in reducing the carbon footprint of cities by promoting shared mobility and decreasing reliance on private vehicles. Our technology is designed to improve the public transport experience and encourage ridership, thereby creating a more sustainable future for Ireland.”

“This win cements Trapeze’s position as the proven leading supplier of technology for franchised bus services. The innovative new Cloud-based technology implemented here will drive the industry forward, improving the quality and reliability of bus services in towns and cities in Europe and beyond.”

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