San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
The SFMTA’s Muni is one of America’s oldest public transit agencies, the largest in the Bay Area and seventh largest system in the United States. It currently carries more than 200 million riders annually. Operating historic streetcars, modern light rail vehicles, diesel buses, alternative fuel vehicles, electric trolley coaches and the world famous cable cars, Muni has one of the most diverse fleets in the world. One of NextBus’s large customers, the agency has over 1,000 vehicles operating across more than 80 routes. In addition to customer-facing arrival predictions and agency-facing management tools, the NextBus solution for real-time passenger information in San Francisco includes:
- Over 900 LED signs at bus shelters across the city.
- Access to NextBus predictions through 311 and 511 systems. NextBus was the first Real-Time Passenger Information System for bus transit in the United States to integrate with a 511 system.
TransLink, Queensland, Australia
NextBus’s first international project rollout included delivery of the NextBus solution to TransLink in Brisbane, Australia, which oversees 19 separate transit service operators.
NextBus was chosen as the provider of real-time passenger information for the entirety of the western Australian locale in part because of its cost effectiveness. Queensland’s Transport and Main Roads Minister, Scott Emerson, said previous real-time trials had proven too expensive but, working with NextBus and Cubic, the government had been able to deliver good value for Queensland taxpayers.
“Public transport users will see more than 3,000 existing driver console units on their bus and ferry services replaced with the new, modern devices to enable real-time info over the coming months,” said Emerson.
Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)
NextBus partnered with Jacksonville Transportation Authority to bring real-time passenger information to northern Florida. Following an initial pilot in 2013, the full system implementation encompassed 170 buses across 46 routes. After a quick installation, the system went live in late 2014.
"Our agency faces everyday interferences such as heavy traffic patterns and other issues that can offset our on-time performance,” said JTA VP of Transit Operations Lisa Darnall. “The real-time passenger information system gives our customers the opportunity to remain on schedule.”
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