Bristol Bus Project Launch Supported By Vix

Cambridge, UK, March 28, 2012. The five year Greater Bristol Bus Network project, which includes a real time information solution from Vix has recently been launched by Transport Minister Norman Baker.

The Bristol project aims to provide a significantly improved service for passengers, by upgrading 40 routes, 1,000 bus shelters and the creation of bus priority lanes.

Vix has provided a state-of-the-art real time information system to distribute up to the minute transport information from over 175 buses, delivered to over 400 on street displays in Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. The system also will help to reduce journey times through the provision of intelligent bus priority at traffic lights to give a late running bus priority at junctions and help to ensure that buses keep to timetable.

Peter Eccleson Director of UK Region commented: “Vix is delighted to be involved in delivering this vital service which will help to ensure the public are kept up to date with bus arrival times and improved travel information.”

The minister said in advance of his visit that the investment was vital to get more people out of their cars and travelling by bus instead: “I want to see more people travelling by bus. To achieve that, we need to make sure services are up to scratch and passengers locally benefit from reliable, accessible, sustainable travel that offers more direct routes,”