Light rail backs bus system

A system designed for bus and coach will be used on the Gold Coast light rail project

Light rail backs bus system
Light rail backs bus system

July 9, 2013

Moore Stephens Technology Australian has been signed as KDR Australia’s technology partner on its Gold Coast light rail project.

The Sydney-based technology company will provide KDR with the Bus and Coach Solution (BaCS) software integration system.

Moore Stephens Technology Australia says it is a proven strategic partner for many transport industry clients, stating the recent KDR appointment expands its existing share of the bus and coach market out into light rail.

"The BaCS system being implemented with KDR Gold Coast will deliver front and back office efficiency and compliance and brings the renowned capabilities of proven Microsoft technologies to this exciting project," MSTA Managing Director Garry Childs says.

He says BaCS integrates all operational areas including transport management, human resource management, finance, customer relationship management, business analysis and supply chain management as well as compliance reporting to TransLink.

KDR Gold Coast Managing Director Vivienne King says the project was looking for an integrated solution for the business.

"Moore Stephens was able to offer us a product to meet our requirements and we now look forward to that solution being delivered," King says.

The Gold Coast light rail project is on track for 2014 completion.

The 13-kilometre light rail corridor will service and connect the new Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University’s Health and Knowledge precinct to commercial, retail and recreational centres at Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach via 16 stations.

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