VIC’s new system

VIC’s new system

The rollout of the current bus tracking system in metropolitan Victoria is not cost effective, so expressions of interest have been called to upgrade the system.

Public Transport Victoria called for expressions of in relation to the procurement of a new bus tracking system, earlier this week.

Spokesperson Adrian Darwent says the organisation undertook a review of the projects it is delivering, including the rollout of the current bus tracking system.

"Given the age of the technology, the review indicated that progressing with the tracking system in its current format for the remainder of the metropolitan fleet is not cost effective so expressions of interest to upgrade the system are now being sought," he says.

The bus tracking system will provide real-time information on the location of buses, and the information can be used to provide customer information and to improve performance.

Darwent says a bus tracking system gives passengers, bus operators, bus drivers, and Public Transport Victoria better information.

"This information will enable bus operators and PTV to provide real-time service data to customers and to identify opportunities to improve bus services for passengers."

He says it is too early to speculate how long the rollout will take at the moment.

The current BTS system for 30 per cent of the metropolitan fleet will not be affected by the upgrade.

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