De Lijn prepares for growth with HASTUS upgrade and expansion

De Lijn
Montréal, QC,  –

De Lijn has awarded GIRO a major contract to upgrade its HASTUS software installation and add a range of modules for managing daily operations. These modules will replace a former in-house solution. GIRO will also develop new functionalities to meet De Lijn’s detour-management needs.

A HASTUS client since 1994, De Lijn carries over 500 million passengers a year. The Flemish public transport operator has elected to take advantage of the flexibility of GIRO’s solution by adding a range of operations modules, centred on DailyCrew and DailyVehicle, to manage employee and vehicle assignments. Notable among the other modules selected by De Lijn are:

  • PlanCrew to enable optimizing employee assignments while balancing company objectives and employee preferences.
  • SelfService to give employees access to HASTUS functions over the Internet, including from mobile devices.
  • Analytics to provide business-intelligence capabilities; integration with De Lijn’s new AVL system and ERP software will provide a large volume of data for analysis.

The new functionalities to be developed by GIRO for detour management will address both planning and operational needs. These functionalities are of particular significance in the Belgian context.

“We have high expectations of HASTUS to continue helping us satisfy the needs of the travelling public in Flanders,” said Yvan Strubbe, Program Manager, HASTUS and Daily Operations at De Lijn. “Our vision requires us to deliver on-time performance. We are counting on the enhancements to our HASTUS installation to help us optimize our operations, maintain employee satisfaction, and deliver the punctual and convenient service that our passengers are entitled to receive.”

“GIRO has enjoyed close collaboration with De Lijn while delivering solutions to its scheduling needs over the last two decades,” said Éric Lebel, GIRO’s Marketing Director, HASTUS. “We appreciate the confidence in GIRO that De Lijn’s award of this extensive new project to us represents. We are committed to delivering scheduling, operations, and detour-management solutions that will enable De Lijn to meet its ambitious goals for public transport in Flanders.”

About De Lijn

De Lijn is the public transport authority and operator for the Flemish Region in Belgium. Its role is defined in a management agreement with the Flemish Government.

De Lijn’s mission is to be a smart travel companion for trips throughout Flanders, offering its passengers an extensive range of sustainable and high-quality transport solutions in which safety, reliability and efficiency are central. In 2014, De Lijn transported 532 million passengers, covering 16,5 million kilometres by tram and 171 million kilometres by bus. 

About GIRO

GIRO Inc. makes the HASTUSTM and GeoRouteTM software solutions that are trusted worldwide for planning and managing transport-related operations. Adapted for multiple platforms, including Web-based and mobile, GIRO’s products deploy advanced operations-research optimization techniques and powerful data-management tools. Close ties with leading research institutes and universities ensure that the latest developments are constantly incorporated to provide maximum benefits.

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