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Sydney advances intelligent transport

The project will help to position Sydney as one of the global leaders in multi-modal transport management operations

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Sydney's goal is to enable safer and more reliable journeys across all modes of travel
Sydney's goal is to enable safer and more reliable journeys across all modes of travel

Transport for New South Wales has recruited Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) to deliver an advanced transport management system to Sydney, Australia.

 

The intelligent congestion management programme (ICMP) contract is valued at more than $35m, with a duration of five years and seven months, with options for two three-year extensions.

 

Multi-modal transport management

 

The new system aims to enhance monitoring and management of the road network across New South Wales (NSW), coordinate the public transport network across all modes, improve management of clearways, planning of major events and improve incident clearance times, while providing real-time information and advice to the public about disruptions.

 

Cubic and its partners, including WSP, PTV Group, Mentz and Microsoft, will provide and support a technology platform integrating the operational management systems for all modes of transportation in the Sydney area, coupled with the most up-to-date data, statistics and intelligence on transport operations.

 

“This landmark project will position Sydney as a global leader in multi-modal transport management operations,” said Matt Cole, president of CTS.

 

“[It] will enable Cubic to commercialise this new technology and bring additional innovation to Transport for New South Wales, enabling the organisation to remain at the forefront of transport management technology. It will also create a whole new stream of high-tech jobs in NSW, producing ground-breaking innovations that we can export to the world.”

“The world’s cities have become far more complex in the last 20 years and transportation planners now need to deal with a range of new opportunities and challenges”

The project will see New South Wales’ transport management centre transformed into a multi-modal operation across the state’s entire transport network to address congestion, improve safety and increase public transport usage.

 

“Cubic has been involved in traffic management in Sydney since prior to the Sydney 2000 Olympics,” added Tom Walker, senior vice president and managing director of CTS Asia-Pacific.

 

“The world’s cities have become far more complex in the last 20 years and transportation planners now need to deal with a range of new opportunities and challenges while preparing for a hybrid future, which will likely include the introduction of autonomous vehicles.”

 

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