Cubic Completes Bus Hardware Subsystem for Oct. 7 Launch of MTA Bus Time® in Manhattan
San Diego, Calif., October 8, 2013–Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of transportation technology and services provider for intelligent travel solutions, has delivered the on-time installation of its Bus Hardware Subsystem (BHS) for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority MTA Bus Time®, the authority’s Customer Information System for bus location and arrival times that will be accessible to riders using an internet browser-based map, a mobile phone-based application and a text message-based service.
Cubic completed the BHS installation on 620 buses serving Manhattan, with a daily ridership of nearly half a million, to support the Bus Time go live date of Oct. 7. As part of the BHS, Cubic has delivered its new Mobile Validator that will function as the on-board computer for the system.
By end of this year, Cubic will complete BHS installation on approximately 3,200 additional buses serving Brooklyn and Queens. The MTA awarded Cubic a contract for nearly $27 million in February this year to support deployment across the three boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
MTA Bus Time was implemented on the Staten Island and Bronx bus fleets last year by a different supplier, in keeping with the MTA’s decision to promote an open architecture and multiple supplier approach on the program.
About Cubic Transportation Systems
Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is part of Cubic Corporation. Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure communications systems. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for U.S. and allied nations.
Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is a leading integrator of payment and information solutions and related services for intelligent travel applications. Cubic delivers integrated systems for transportation and traffic management, delivering tools for travelers to choose the smartest and easiest way to travel and pay for their journeys, and enabling transportation authorities and agencies to manage demand across the entire transportation network–all in real-time. Cubic specializes in design, development, manufacture, supply, installation, integration, services and information. Services provided by Cubic include on-site management, central systems, operations support, patron support, business support and field services.
Every year, nearly 7 billion rides are taken worldwide using Cubic payment and information systems. Cubic has delivered over 400 projects in 40 major markets on five continents. Active projects include London; Brisbane (Southeast Queensland) region, Australia; New York/New Jersey region; Washington, D.C. /Baltimore/Virginia region; Los Angeles region; San Diego region; San Francisco region; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; Atlanta region; Miami (South Florida) region; Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada; Sydney (New South Wales), Australia; Germany; and Scandinavia.
For more information about Cubic, see the company’s website at http://cts.cubic.com.
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