Cubic Transportation Systems has been chosen to provide the Australian city of Sydney with what it calls one of the world’s most advanced transport management systems
Transport for New South Wales’s Intelligent Congestion Management Program contract, valued at more than $35 million, is for a term of five years and seven months, with options for two three-year extensions.
Cubic says the new system will enhance monitoring and management of the road network across New South Wales, 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.
“This landmark project will position Sydney as a global leader in multimodal transport management operations,” said Matt Cole, president of CTS. “Today’s announcement 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.”
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 what they say will be the most up-to-date data, statistics and intelligence on transport operations. They add that the project will see New South Wales’ Transport Management Centre “transformed into a true multimodal 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,” said Tom Walker, senior vice president and managing director of CTS Asia-Pacific. “This new project is exciting and strategic because it is the first contract anywhere in the world for Cubic’s next-generation, fully multimodal Transport Management Platform.
“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.”