Northern Jutland, Denmark
Integrated IT solutions of the future meet high expectations Public transport authorities can now meet the high expectations from those looking for optimal and precise public transport services. Passengers expect timely s ervice with constant updates on the status of the s ervice. Drivers want well-defined and functional workspaces. M anagement want efficient and p rofitable companies. Political authorities want smart and green cities with public transport systems that act as their backbones. Nordjyllands Trafikselskab (NT), a public transport c ompany in northern Jutland, Denmark, chose FARA’s latest information technology to meet these high expectations. NT has worked with FARA to put real-time information solutions in place. NT started with a few hundred vehicles. But following geographic expansion and company growth, NT has continually expanded and upgraded FARA’s real-time information system.
The busses are equipped with 3G/4G, GPS and touch screens for the drivers. NT’s o peration center has implemented active traffic control and traffic prioritization. These, combined with real-time passenger information for its websites and smartphones, total integration with the central database, national travel p lanner and national travel card system make it e asier for NT to manage its fleet, keep the service on schedule and optimize operations. Both passengers and NT have access to more information, making the service better and the job easier to do. G etting access to traffic data in real-time makes it possible to optimize time tables and bus traffic planning, helping make NT an efficient and profitable company. All traffic data collected and sent across the system is processed and becomes an important element for traffic planners when they are preparing timetables. FARA’s solutions have been developed s tep-by-step to account for different expectations and needs. It is built on an open architecture and can be fully integrated with other existing IT solutions. Expanding NT has been p ossible thanks to the open nature of FARA’s IT solutions.