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LTA awards $68 million contract for a common bus fleet management system

Published on Apr 9, 2014 4:10 PM
 
Buses at the Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange. A centralised bus fleet management system that will allow public transport operators to issue timely advisories to bus drivers will cost the Government $68 million to build and install. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

A centralised bus fleet management system that will allow public transport operators to issue timely advisories to bus drivers will cost the Government $68 million to build and install.

On Wednesday, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that it awarded a contract for the new system to ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) and Trapeze Switzerland GMBH Consortium. The system will be implemented in phases from the end of next year.

Once it is ready, the system will allow public transport operators to manage their bus fleets more efficiently and provide commuters with more accurate bus arrival information. For commuters this should mean experiencing more consistently run bus services, said the LTA.

Currently, both SBS Transit and SMRT use separate bus fleet management systems to manage their daily bus operations and provide bus arrival information to commuters.

 
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