Trapeze Group has been awarded the contract to deliver the first project for TfL’s Future Bus System programme with a new solution that manages the capital’s bus routes and schedule data. The system is designed to enable efficient management of disruption and service changes, and provide an online portal for managing communication with bus operators.
“We are proud to have won this contract to support London’s iconic bus network, and are excited to have the opportunity to further improve delivery of services for the travelling public of London,” says Tim Porter, CEO, Trapeze Group in the UK.
“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.”
Simon Reed, TfL head of technology & data for surface transport, adds: “Future Bus 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.”
Trapeze’s NOVUS system will allow TfL to simplify its systems and data processes in managing routes and schedules for 670 bus routes, 9,200 buses, 19,000 bus stops and the capture of more than 12,000 network events each year.