After a period of unprecedented confinement, ensuring the safety of workers — no longer able to work remotely — in public transport is at the heart of concerns. At a time of progressive deconfinement, social distancing has become the norm in the public space and tends to become so in public transport.
To meet new social distancing requirements, ENGIE Solutions is supporting public transit agencies in managing social distancing within their vehicles and offering its Automatic Passenger Counting (APC) as a way for transit operations to monitor the ridership in their buses, in real-time.
Like never, agencies need accurate and real-time ridership data to dynamically plan and adapt their everyday services. Using passenger counting data coming out of bus or train fleet, agencies can analyze current ridership and trend per route, stop, or time of day, and optimize vehicle utilization and schedule to the current reality.
The APC module provides critical information and notifications about the current number of passengers in your vehicles in real-time, which is critical to make social distancing respected.
In addition, real-time occupancy status is made available to your riders on your mobile app via the real-time standard GTFS-RT, so they can visualize if the next bus arriving is full or not, and respect social distancing. Thanks to its offer and new feature, ENGIE Solutions allows passengers to avoid crowds, travel in a safe environment, and regain confidence in public transportation.