Real-time Passenger Information supplement

4 July 2013  •  Author(s): David Brown, Guy Dangerfield, Joanna Baczewska, Mark Cartwright

RTPI Supplement 2013 Our latest RTPI supplement is supported by FARA, Smoove, INIT and FOCON:

  • Something for everyone: why realtime matters
    David Brown, Chair of pteg
    pteg – the Passenger Transport Executive Group – brings together the public transport authorities for all of the main metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom. By allowing both policy directions and practical experiences to be shared, pteg provides a highly creative forum across the sector. In particular, it allows the Passenger Transport Executives (PTEs) and their associates the opportunity to focus on the changing transport sector, in particular, the way in which public transport operates within city regions. Undoubtedly, one of the major changes of recent years has been the move towards providing Real Time Information (RTI)…
  • Raising the confidence of bus passengers
    Guy Dangerfield, Passenger Manager, Passenger Focus
    Passengers waiting for a bus that never seems to arrive can understandably feel frustrated – especially when they have no information. Passenger Focus – the watchdog safeguarding the interests of passengers in Great Britain – has carried out extensive work with bus passengers to see how they are affected by delays and disruption. We also asked what would help them when this happens, and we spoke to some drivers to get their take on it.
  • Real-time expansion for Warsaw’s tram network
    Joanna Baczewska, Member of the Management Board – CFO, Tramwaje Warszawskie
    The first Real-Time Passenger Information System (PIS) in Warsaw was introduced in 2008. There are currently 65 PIS panels in operation on the city’s three main tram routes. The main goal of Tramwaje Warszawskie is to equip almost every tram stop along new and modernised sections of tracks with these real-time information panels.
  • The new normal
    Mark Cartwright, Managing Director, RTIG
    Since its foundation in 2000, RTIG has been a place where local authorities, public transport operators and the systems industry can come together to discuss the practical issues involved in deploying real-time information systems. We are not lobbyists: RTIG’s interest lies in project realities, not rosy visions. We know it costs money, and it can sometimes seem as if all it generates is public scorn. The fact is, though, that people really want real-time information. They scorn it when it’s done poorly. But done well, it’s a highly effective way of making people’s journeys easier and more reliable.

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