Green Bay Metro announced it has selected Equans to enhance its bus services via NAVINEO Computer Aided Dispatch and Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL) system and modern passenger information.
Equans' solutions will help during Green Bay Packers' home games, which attract more than 80,000 fans to Lambeau Field, according to Green Bay Metro's news release.
Green Bay Metro provides transportation services in Green Bay, Ashwaubenon, Allouez, De Pere, and Bellevue to a ridership of over 700,000 annually.
With its fleet of 30 buses, the mass transit system operates 11 full-service bus routes, 3 limited-service bus routes, microtransit, and paratransit services. Ten times a year, the city of Green Bay and its 100,000 inhabitants experience an influx of visitors at the Packers' home games.
The Equans Computer Aided Dispatch/Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL) features will provide operational upgrades for Green Bay Metro Transit. Real-time dispatch functionalities will enable the mass transit system to add bus trips on the fly when the Packers are playing or cancel and modify trips in the event of detours or roadwork.
Through an onboard solution, all service changes will automatically update the General Transit Feed Specification real-time (GTFS-RT) feed and passenger information systems.
Green Bay Metro’s bus fleet will include onboard Infotainment to improve rider experience.
The AVA and Infotainment systems will communicate real-time service changes such as detours and timetable updates to riders at all stages of travel. Vehicle position, trip updates, and service alerts will also be automatically updated on Google Maps, Transit App, and a Passenger website for trip planning.
“Green Bay Metro carries one vision: to be a partner in the community by providing transportation that is convenient and accessible to the public," said Patty Kiewiz, transit director at Green Bay Metro. "Our partnership with Equans stems from this ambition. The precision of the data collected and transmitted in real-time to all parties concerned, and the flexibility of the system, are the spearheads of mobility that is more dedicated to Green Bay’s dynamism."
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