Maintain the distance. Provide security. Save costs.
Maintaining the distance – with smart ticketing
Bus drivers should be freed from the requirement to sell tickets or handle cash while passengers still need opportunities to purchase tickets. There are various ways to support social distancing and keep up sales with smart, ID-based Ticketing. One is to avoid the handling of cash with EMV payments which allow passengers to purchase tickets with regular bank and credit cards. Deploying smart ticketing allows you to keep your drivers safe and to provide a safer experience for your passengers. This might contribute to an increasing number of passengers. Learn More.
Maintaining the distance – make use of your APC
Avoiding overcrowded public transport vehicles will play a major role in winning back passengers. Customers with an Automatic Passenger Counting System as well as an ITCS System based on cellular radio from INIT, can now reap the benefits of an integrated solution. With a simple system extension, the occupancy rate of a bus or train can be displayed for the dispatchers. Being in the know will allow them to react quickly if vehicles are getting close to the occupancy rate the company wants to accept. In addition, this information can be fed into passenger information systems and displayed in real-time e.g. in our app DEPARTURESlive. This will allow passengers an educated decision on which bus or train they want to take. For customers with differently equipped fleets, we are currently working on an initial solution that allows for the display of occupancy rates based on historical data. Download the Brochure.
Maintaining the distance – while planning efficiently
To use public transport in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, passengers require a sufficient amount of free space enabling them to keep a safe distance. Step by step, schools, shops, restaurants, and many other facilities are currently re-opening – increasing the need for public transport. On the other hand, new restrictions might be imposed soon. What a challenge for the planners of timetables, blocks and duties! Now, they can benefit from the fact that INIT is able to feed occupancy rates back into the planning system and allow for an integrated scheduling of blocks and duties. The result? Blocks that are both as cost efficient and safe as possible. Learn More.
Maintaining the distance – in the control center
Social distancing in the operations control center can be difficult if the available space is not sufficient to keep your staff appropriately separated. Instead of having to reduce your manpower, you may equip them with a tablet-based solution for mobile dispatching. With MOBILEmodi, they have the same access to ITCS information like their colleagues at the regular ITCS workstations, along with communications tools and some management functionalities. But other options are possible as well which would allow your employees to work in different rooms or even in their home office. Why not think creatively? Learn More.
One thing you can count on in these challenging times – we stand by your side. Our top priority has always been to promote your projects and having to keep physical distance won’t loosen our commitment. You can rely on this partnership and be ensured – we continue to do our utmost, blaze new paths and still believe that the future of mobility belongs to public transit.
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