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D.C. Metro taps HASTUS for rail software solution

Posted on September 24, 2014

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) tapped GIRO’s HASTUS-Rail software solution to support its operations growth and provide Metrorail riders a safe and reliable experience.

HASTUS-Rail will equip Metro schedulers with effective solutions to manage rolling-stock assignments within several common track sections and create conflict-free timetables. The software provides advanced tools to define temporary circulation restrictions on track networks and handle track unavailability due to maintenance. Virtually limitless simulation scenarios can be produced quickly to identify effective solutions.

With HASTUS-Rail, passenger rail operators can streamline operations and reduce costs, while boosting crew satisfaction by taking employee preferences into account. HASTUS-Rail can support organizations whether they use seniority-based work assignment or balanced work-distribution over a given period.

“In recent years, GIRO has undertaken extensive work to design solutions specifically for rail applications,” said Huguette Benoit, GIRO’s GM, public transport. “This installation will strengthen our growing global position with rail operations, as well as confirm our leadership in North America. Eight out of ten of the largest transportation systems in North America are now using GIRO’s solutions.”

Metrorail is the second busiest rapid transit system in the U.S. In July, it grew 10% larger, with five new stations and new direct rail service between the Washington region's two largest employment centers, thanks to the opening of the Silver Line's first phase.

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