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will deliver and maintain a real-time passenger information (RTPI) system for a consortium of six UK local authorities in the East Midlands and eastern England. The solution is intended to provide riders with information that allows them to use transit services more effectively.
Under the five-year initiative, the systems will link existing and new displays and provide bus passenger information, traffic light priority and a range of third-party links and digital outputs. In addition, new solar powered, low energy e-ink displays will support the existing LED and thin film transistor display network.
The consortium members include Cambridgeshire County Council, Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Luton Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Peterborough City Council. The agreement also covers the Cambridge Guided Busway, the Luton Dunstable Guided Busway and the key interchanges and bus stations.
Richard Lumley, head of highways for Cambridgeshire, says: “Having a single contractor for the consortium has reduced costs and improved efficiency while delivering consistent and reliable passenger information across our region.”
Additionally, the contract's scope includes all central system hosting, hardware and maintenance, period inspections, technology supply and installation activities. Vix will also supply and install new passenger information points for all council-led projects.