LA Metro’s NextGen Bus Study adopts HASTUS Planning Platform to reimagine transit system
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has chosen the HASTUS Planning Platform to support its NextGen Bus Study, along with Metro’s planning and outreach consulting teams. Metro chose GIRO’s solution after a thorough examination of the public transport planning solutions available in the market. NextGen will reimagine and restructure Metro’s bus network, with a new generation of bus service going into effect in the autumn of 2019.
Metro will be using the HASTUS Planning Platform to evaluate route network scenarios and their impacts on riders as well as to develop optimized timetables for the revamped service. GIRO and Metro will also work together to develop a passenger-assignment tool, which will use origin-destination data to help planners achieve more precise analysis of different scenarios.
“Our goal is to provide a redesigned bus system that is attractive for current and future customers, integrating with all the ways that people travel throughout LA County,” said Dan Nguyen, Metro’s Deputy Executive Officer, Operations – Scheduling & Service Performance Analysis. “We look forward to using the HASTUS Planning Platform to evaluate scenarios and identify the best network design solutions”.
“We designed the HASTUS Planning Platform to handle the whole range of planning needs, from regular network adjustments to large-scale network-planning initiatives like NextGen,” said Robert Victor, GIRO’s Director, Public Transit Software, for the US market. “By facilitating collaboration between planners and schedulers, the platform goes beyond standard network design and scenario evaluation to accurately estimate and optimize the resulting quality of service and its operating costs. We are excited about collaborating with Metro on this major network redesign.”
The HASTUS Planning Platform was created with input from a broad range of public transport organizations. It is deployed at more than 25 transit agencies, putting planners in control of all their data to design optimal urban transport networks for high-quality service.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines in the County of Los Angeles, USA. Metro also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and it leads transportation planning and programming for the County, which is home to nearly one third of the population of the State of California.
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.