Beep, Tolar Manufacturing Company, Equans, and GIRO recently announced news from their respective companies.
Beep Expands AV Route
Mattamy Homes and Beep announced their commitment to sustainable growth through advanced autonomous services connecting current and future key destinations within Tradition.
As Mattamy Homes looks to add more than 1,000 new homes in 2023, Tradition’s autonomous shuttle network now connects a 55-plus active adult community to the city’s main retail area with a new route.
The program, called TIM (Tradition in Motion), will now feature three routes connecting additional residential communities to the center of Tradition Square and surrounding shops and restaurants.
“Tradition’s ingredients create the perfect recipe to inspire well-being with state-of-the-art amenities at an unbeatable value,” said Dan Grosswald, Mattamy president of Southeast Florida Division. “Our partnership with Beep enables us to integrate modern technology into the fabric of the community intended to let you live and connect with ease to your neighbors and everything the community has to offer without sacrificing Tradition’s charm.”
Tolar Delivers Bus Shelters to Chapel Hill
Tolar Manufacturing Company announced it has delivered 51 Signature Crescent bus shelters to Chapel Hill, NC, fulfilling its contract that began in May 2021.
Chapel Hill Transit, operated by the Town of Chapel Hill, is the second largest transit system in North Carolina. The town has more than 500 bus stops in its system.
“Knowing that Chapel Hill is placing these shelters where they are needed most by passengers, many of whom rely on the bus to get them to community services, aligns directly with our mission,” said Scott Williams, business development manager of Tolar. “We’re committed to connecting communities through our bus shelters and it’s exciting for Tolar to support the mission of Chapel Hill Transit.”
WATA Modernizes Bus Tech with Equans
Residents and visitors of James City County, the City of Williamsburg, York County, and Newport News will now benefit from a bus system equipped with the latest intelligent Transportation Systems, including real-time information tools and improved service.
Selected by Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) in 2022, Equans has completed the implementation of an Intelligent Transportation System, including CAD/AVL and Real-Time Passenger Information (RTPI) system, on its fleet.
In partnership with the ticketing platform provider Masabi and the on-demand transport expert Via, Equans coordinated the installation of 23 fixed-route buses and seven paratransit vehicles, enabling WATA to provide data to its riders live on multiple platforms such as Transit app and Google.
"The main benefit is we can provide real-time information to our riders,” said Karen Davis, director of Operations, WATA. “The new system can also quickly respond to any disruptions in our service. For example, if one of our routes has to make a detour due to an accident or road work, we can quickly provide riders with the live temporary route.
Another great benefit is the system improves communication between dispatch and operators, as well as gives dispatchers the ability to locate our fleet as they're out on their routes."
GIRO Strengthens Transit Electrification in Canada
Societe de transport de Laval (STL) has selected GIRO’s HASTUS integrated suite.
During a recent upgrade of the HASTUS modules it currently uses to create schedules and manage operations, the STL decided to integrate new functionalities to support its goal of running a 100% electric bus fleet by 2040.
This major electrification program is in line with the STL’s and governmental goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“This upgrade is part of a broad technology-modernization program to support the STL’s electrification, which entails implementing and upgrading several critical systems, including HASTUS,” said Alexandre Savard, STL’s program director.