Rail

MBTA to deploy GIRO's HASTUS-Rail software

Posted on October 7, 2015

Keolis Commuter Services awarded GIRO a contract for a new HASTUS-Rail installation to optimize scheduling and efficiently manage daily operations of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) commuter rail system, which Keolis operates and maintains.

The contract is the result of an international request for proposals that sought an in-depth examination of worldwide solutions. Keolis selected HASTUS-Rail after receiving on-site demonstrations of the software handling various scenarios that showed significant efficiency gains, cost savings and flexibility to adapt to Keolis’ operations, including compliance with the Federal Railroad Administration’s hours of service regulations, according to the company.

“Keolis is focused on safety and adopting word-wide innovations that will make MBTA commuter rail the best that it can be,” said Keolis GM Gerald C. Francis. “GIRO’s HASTUS-Rail allows us to advance the way we can optimize scheduling and better manage our daily operations in a way that few other solutions could.”

Keolis’ key objectives in choosing the HASTUS-Rail software suite are to increase efficiency, decrease costs and facilitate data exchange with its other systems.

The HASTUS-Rail modules that Keolis selected will allow it to build efficient vehicle schedules, cover them with optimal crew assignments and manage any changes to planned rosters promptly and effectively. By eliminating a paper-based system, the modules will also optimize the process that employees use to bid on work shifts and give employees access over the Internet to enter their bids, check their current and next-day assignments and sign in using mobile devices.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Sound Transit breaks ground on Capitol Hill Station TOD

Construction of affordable housing, mixed-used development near popular light rail station begins.

Beijing subway to use 'bio-recognition tech' to speed passenger flow

Facial recognition cameras would be able to detect people’s faces, potentially allowing them to bypass normal ticketing channels.

New intercity rail service launches in Connecticut

Connects to a number of other rail services, including Metro-North, Shoreline East, and Amtrak including Amtrak’s Acela

Alstom to supply 38 Citadis trams for German operator

Will also provide training, repair equipment and warranty services. The contract includes an option for 15 additional vehicles.

Bombardier JV wins Chinese airport automated peoplemover contract

Will deliver an Integrated System Package, including 18 cars, for an approximately 1.6-mile APM line

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close