Tags: public transport systems
The next generation of public transport is proactive
Keep your customers informed in every situation! Emma Fernlöf of Hogia is one of the speakers at IT-TRANS. She will talk about the public transport of the future and how smart information can be used proactively in traffic management and making public transport more attractive. The next generation of public transport is proactive, says Emma.
Åland digitalises their passenger information
Recently the Åland Government addressed the need for passenger information and so signed an agreement with Hogia Public Transport Systems to supply a system that will give their passengers on board buses and ferries greatly improved information about their journeys.
Ekdahl to focus on customers at Hogia
Hogia is continually investing in the public transport sector and will gain even more industry know how through the recruitment of Linda Ekdahl, former head of the customer strategy department at Västtrafik, Gothenburg’s public transport authority. Linda will be responsible for the largest of Hogia's 27 companies, which has been developing IT systems for public transport since 1988.
Hogia participates in award winning project
At London Transport Awards on March 1st, the London Demonstrator of European Bus System of the Future 2 (EBSF2) programme won the Most Innovative Transport Project award. The award was presented by Leon Daniels and was collected by Mathew Hudson of Transport for London.
Hogia’s cloud solution takes Danish bus services into the future
In collaboration with Hogia, Movia has introduced a whole new way of managing real-time information to and from its buses. The result is a new basis for the division of responsibility for the technology in buses between the public transport authority and bus operators, which altogether gives greater freedom and lower costs.
Driving secure transport communications
Swedish IT company Hogia can now help bus companies to improve the efficiency of communication between traffic management and bus drivers. Based on TETRA technology, Hogia can link up traffic management systems to national radio communication systems. This provides buses with a stable, user-friendly radio system. Transport companies in Sweden are now using this solution, with positive results.
Transport operators roll in the changes
This week, Public Transport 2016 is being held in Gothenburg, and Hogia will be demonstrating TransitCloud, Hogia's new cloud based system for real-time passenger information. Supported by the Internet of Things, the provision of real-time data to and from buses can be simplified. This enables new opportunities for transport operators, says Mats Johansson, CCO for Passenger Transport at Hogia:
Hogia recruits Nettbuss Express's CEO
Hogia continues its focus on international public transport, and has further strengthened its industry expertise by recruiting Mats Johansson, former CEO of Nettbuss Express. Mats will be in charge of Hogia's initiative aimed at international bus and train operators, in which Hogia plans to invest nearly GBP 1 million over the next two years.
Public transport needs a common language
Public transport organisations from Nordic cities recently met at the Nordic Public Transport Conference in Helsinki to discuss how public transport can get better at providing services in real time. One of the speakers was Ulf Bjersing from Hogia, who maintained that greater use must be made of standards and open data if we are to provide attractive public transport in future:
Hogia connects London buses for the future
How can IT systems make bus travel more efficient to use and more attractive to the passenger? The EU-project EBSF2 has been launched to answer this question. The project is now ready to leave the laboratory and embark on field trials. Transport for London's bus operators will be the first to take part in a field trial, and Hogia is supplying the platform that integrates the individual systems.
Passengers pleased with Stockholm’s connected buses
Customer satisfaction is an important benchmark for measuring how well the public transport system is running. With the aim of increasing its passengers’ satisfaction, Keolis decided to invest in providing traffic disruption information and installed a system, which provides passenger information in real time. The customer satisfaction rating rose to 84 percent.
Hogia employee awarded for developing public transport standards
Introduction Ulf Bjersing has won the InformNorden IT Award 2015. The purpose of the award is to promote technical solutions that make public transport more efficient and attractive. Ulf has over 25 years’ experience of developing information systems. Among other things, he was awarded for his work in developing standards for Nordic and European public transport systems.
Easier travel with common bus and ferry information system
Passengers with the ferry operator Red Funnel Ferries are now able to keep track of both ferries and connecting bus services via one single information system. The solution provides passengers with consistent multi-modal travel information in real-time, even during times of service deviation and disruption.
Integrated transport flows between different transport modes – vision or reality?
Lars Tingström from Hogia spoke at the logistics and transport fair 2015 about the trends and challenges he faces in his work. He expects to see an increased concentration of goods in transport corridors in the Ten-T network in the future. Each corridor involves at least three of the following four transport modes: rail, road, sea and air.
Bert-Inge Hogsved: 25 years as an IT-entrepreneur in the bus industry, challenges past and present
"One of the best ways to encourage more use of public transport is to provide better travel information, both during and after their journey.” This is how Bert-Inge Hogsved started his speech at the 2015 Public Transport Day. He made the same statement in 1992 on the Swedish news programme, and it remains as relevant today as back then.
Nordic public transport experts met in Stenungsund
43 participants from Sweden, Norway and Denmark met to discuss how the industry can offer travel solutions that are smooth and efficient all the way regardless of transport mode, booking and payment. Passengers must be given the information they need before, during and after their journey.
Bus company invests in new information system to improve passenger comfort
According to Svensk Kollektivtrafik, the Swedish industry association for public transport, only one in four passengers feel they get enough transport information. In response to this problem, Keolis, a bus company working for Greater Stockholm Public Transport, equipped its buses with a system that uses screens to send real time information on traffic disruptions and journey planning options.