Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLTC) has announced that it has chosen Equans, Masabi, and the Transit app to deliver solutions modernising its services. 

GLTC said this will deliver improved affordability and accessibility. GLTC serves a population of 80,846 in an area covering 72 square miles. 

Equans will provide its NAVINEO Integrated Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), which features include: a Computer Aided Dispatch/Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL), an Automatic Voice Annunciation (AVA) supplying data to interior next-stop signage and announcements as well as real-time passenger information via the Transit app, and a link to General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS/GTFS RT) allowing riders to be informed about their bus location and arrival information. 

Equans’ performance reporting module will provide GLTC with the ability to retrieve, summarize, and analyze performance data for internal use and planning. 

Ticketing innovation using riders’ mobile phones will be provided by Masabi. 

“The deployment of this new tracking system along with the ability for customers to pay their fares through their smartphone, Transit, or using a smartcard will make riding GLTC a more convenient option along with giving our customers more information so they can plan their trips and ride with ease”, said Josh Moore, General Manager for GLTC. 

Through this new expansion, riders will be able to plan their journeys, locate their next bus, pay their fares, and ride all through a single app. 

“With our partners Masabi and Transit, EQUANS is proud to support GLTC by providing an integrated Intelligent Transportation System, which improves the quality of public transit for residents in the Lynchburg area.” added Stephan Goguet, C.O.O. Ineo Systrans USA, an Equans company.

Picture and press release: Masabi