Bus Industry Technology
Optimise bus operations with scalable software solutions to improve service delivery and increase ridership.
Network-Wide Solutions for Bus Operations
Transport authorities and bus operators are constantly striving to deliver better passenger services, at lower costs, with fewer resources, while meeting safety and performance benchmarks.
To achieve the goal of reducing congestion by increasing ridership, bus organisations can implement new technologies that will meet passenger needs and fulfil business objectives.
Bus companies face challenges like insecure funding, higher service thresholds, and more stringent reporting requirements. An integrated technology solution can deliver multiple benefits - helping bus authorities and operators deliver seamless passenger experiences and encouraging greater use of public transport bus services.
Trapeze’s advanced technology offers local support and is backed by proven global industry experience, giving your business the edge to adapt, respond and succeed.
Simon Reed, Head of Technology and Data at Transport for London, explains how highly accurate passenger information is key to everything TfL does.
Flexible, Open Platform with Local Support
The Trapeze bus management technology suite provides tailor-made bus management and bus scheduling software. Intelligent transportation solutions (bus ITS), effective route planning, enterprise asset management and resource planning deliver greater efficiencies and improve commuter convenience.
Trapeze Bus Solutions
Explore the suite of Trapeze solutions tailor-made for bus operations.
What Role Do You Play?
Find out how Trapeze’s end-to-end, tailor-made bus software provides capabilities for organisations small and large.
Planning & Scheduling
Create more efficient schedules and gain maximum returns from route plans to improve customer experience. Constantly monitor performance and leverage accurate data to report and forecast more effectively. From timetable planning to crew planning, streamlining schedules and staff rostering, optimisation is key to delivering better outcomes.
Maintain business performance to deliver safe, consistent and reliable services. Improve day-to-day running by planning networks more effectively, supervising depots, coordinating dispatch, and reacting more quickly to incidents and disruptions. Manage resource availability and improve workshop and vehicle maintenance schedules using insights gained from accurate, verifiable data.
Technology & Systems
Benefit from local support and service available when you need it, in your time zone, with global market knowledge. Leverage the versatility of an open, flexible end-to-end platform that’s compatible with third-party systems and existing technology. Equip your team with a complete, centralised solution that is intuitive to use, designed specifically with bus industry needs in mind.
Strategy & Leadership
With accurate, verifiable operational data, your business can make smarter plans for the future, capitalising on opportunities and safeguarding against budget oversights. Streamline financial reporting tasks, enterprise bargaining negotiations, forecasting, tender applications, resource planning, and annual audits.
Finance & Administration
Gain clarity and visibility to make data-driven business decisions that help you achieve your KPIs and give your business a competitive edge. Optimise business strategy and leverage economies of scale to drive sustainable growth. Meet regulatory compliance, and implement innovations that help provide more frequent, reliable services to exceed customer expectations.
Deliver efficient, consistent and reliable passenger services. Align schedules to meet commuter demands and provide better outcomes without compromising service, cost or safety. Apply headway management to drive better on-time performance and service frequency. Provide clear, accurate information to customers to grow ridership and increase the appeal of public transport.
Trapeze Global Bus Association Connections
Bus Industry Confederation (BIC), Australia
BIC represents the interests of the Australian bus and coach industry to governments and the local community on a range of matters, from technical vehicle and parts-based issues to the broader challenges of meeting growing public transport demand. BIC also has an industrial arm, the Australian Public Transport Industrial Association (APTIA), which represents and assists members in employee negotiations and promotes the interests of employers within the industry.
Queensland Bus Industry Council (QBIC), Australia
QBIC is the peak representative organisation for the bus and coach industry in Queensland, with a mission of promoting the long-term sustainability of public transport in the state. It is the voice of Queensland’s private bus and coach operators and liaises with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TransLink Division) and the state government.
Bus & Coach Association New South Wales (BusNSW), Australia
Founded in 1941, BusNSW is the peak industry organisation for the bus and coach sector in New South Wales. In conjunction with BIC, BusNSW helps to formulate policy and build relationships as part of the efforts to increase public transport use and deliver sustainable transport systems to the Australian public.
Bus Association Victoria (BusVic), Australia
BusVic represents the interests of Victorian bus operators with over 400 routes, particularly with the state government and its agencies in matters such as legislation, regulatory compliance and contract negotiation. BusVic also invests heavily in research and development on behalf of businesses in Victoria’s bus and coach industry.
Bus and Coach Association (BCA), New Zealand
BCA is the voice of New Zealand’s bus and coach industry and aims to foster a safe, efficient, sustainable and profitable road passenger transport industry to mutually benefit the community and its members. It represents the majority of New Zealand's bus and coach companies as well as key suppliers and vehicle manufacturers.
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
UITP is a global network of public transport stakeholders from all sustainable transport modes. Its purpose is to champion sustainable urban mobility as a policy agenda in order to enhance quality of life and economic well-being. UITP has 1,400 member companies in the fields of urban, local, regional and national mobility across 96 countries.
"Within London, we couldn’t operate the bus network in the way that we do without having good, effective ITS systems underneath our operation … We’ve expanded the use of the [Trapeze] system to become what’s seen as one of the most accurate real-time information systems anywhere in the world."
Simon Reed, Head of Technical Services Group
Transport for London (TfL), United Kingdom
“Customers benefit from unified information installations such as real-time announcement systems, protected transfers, displays at stops and improved incident management.”
Peter Flury, Head of the VBZ-Control Centre
Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich, Switzerland
Trapeze AVLC provides a common bus management and monitoring platform across all operators, with facilities for the Singapore LTA to monitor and measure performance across 5,400 buses.
Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA)
“The Trapeze Planning & Scheduling tool’s power lies in its flexibility – you can customise it for how you work and your operation’s local conditions, and it will give you efficient solutions every time.”
Joe Pollard, Schedules Manager
Go-Ahead Singapore, Singapore
“We have been using the Trapeze Planning & Scheduling software and Enterprise Resource Planning system in Western Australia and South Australia for over 20 years.”
Jonathan Cook, Managing Director
Keolis Downer, Australia
“I don’t think there’s anything much better out there. It’s a brilliant system and I’d certainly recommend it to anyone in the bus or tram industry.”
Steve O’Callaghan, General Manager Network Planning
Ventura Bus Lines, Australia
“By using Trapeze software we have brought down the manpower cost by almost 4%.”
OP Gupta, General Manager
Brihan-Mumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking, India
Trapeze Bus Industry Resources
The Real State of Play in Self-Driving Buses
What are the challenges for autonomous buses in the revolution of public transport?Read More
Bus and Tram Networks – Trapeze Global Perspectives
Find out how Bus and Tram operators will need a customer centric mindset to improve the public transport experience.Read More
How You Can Power Steer Your BUSiness
Find out how other bus operators are uncovering efficiencies and getting ready for tomorrow with technology.Read More
Webinar: The 21st Century Bus Operators Essential Survival Guide
Watch this on-demand webinar to see how bus operators are responding to pressure to improve profitability and win new business.Watch Now
What-If Analysis: The Science of Optimisation
Are you realising the most effective cost-benefit optimisation for your business?Read More
Singapore Land Transport Authority's (LTA) Efficient Fleet Management
Singapore LTA monitors and measures the performance of all its operators with the Trapeze ITCS solution.Read More