Demand for Real-Time Passenger Information Drives Business Forward for NextBus

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NextBus is a subsidiary of San Diego-based Cubic Transportation Systems. Its capabilities are a key component of Cubic’s NextCity strategy for delivering integration and application of payment, traveler information and operational information and analytics to travelers and regional transportation networks around the world.

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NextBus has a proven track record of success with more than 130 transit agency deployments in the United States, Canada and Australia.

New contract awards include San Francisco MUNI, Jacksonville Transit Authority, and State University of New York Purchase College

NextBus, the leader in Real-Time Passenger Information Systems (RTPIS), has been awarded three prestigious contracts for its in-demand product suite. Awards include an existing customer contract extension, a new transit agency agreement, and a new university. This achievement further accelerates the company’s rapid growth in bringing innovative solutions to the global transportation market. Overall, the awards total more than $4.3 million.

NextBus is a subsidiary of San Diego-based Cubic Transportation Systems. Its capabilities are a key component of Cubic’s NextCity strategy for delivering integration and application of payment, traveler information and operational information and analytics to travelers and regional transportation networks around the world.

NextBus vehicle predictive arrival information can be accessed through its regularly updated app or website which is accessible on any Internet-capable device and is visible on LED/LCD signs at bus shelters, transit depots and stations. Using GPS technology, NextBus automatically determines a rider’s location and the nearest stops. Riders can locate this data on a live map at http://www.nextbus.com.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has exercised an option with NextBus valued at $ 2 million under a contract awarded in 2013. The contract includes the RTPI system that NextBus hosts for Muni as well as maintaining onboard hardware, bus shelter signs and LCDs in subways. The original contract included three years of options. In addition to the NextBus contract, SFMTA is a long-time Cubic customer, most recently since implementation of the regional Clipper card system.

Jacksonville Transportation Authority has awarded a $2 million contract to NextBus to deliver its RTPI system, bus shelter signage and LCDs for displaying arrival predictions.

The new university customer is the State University of New York Purchase College. The contract is for five years and includes services to support the NextBus system. NextBus technology is in service at more than 40 universities throughout the United States and Canada.

For transit operators, the NextBus system provides a host of management tools that enable operators to maximize their on-time performance and transit planning. Tools include headway management that track how far apart buses are spaced out, schedule adherence, replay maps that utilize historical travel data to show dispatcher past vehicle location, and the real-time map interface, which allows transit managers to monitor their vehicles and know if they go off route and see if they’re stationary, early, on-time or late.

“NextBus has a proven track record of success with more than 130 transit agency deployments in the United States, Canada and Australia,” said Ian Newberg, president of NextBus. “As we expand into the international market, we will continue to take the guesswork out of riding public transit for riders and improve performance and planning for operators and also help increase ridership.”

For more information, visit http://cts.cubic.com/en-us/solutions/real-timepassengerinformation/nextbus,inc.aspx.

About Cubic Transportation Systems

Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is part of Cubic Corporation. Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments. Cubic Defense Applicationsis a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure communications systems. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for U.S. and allied nations.

Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic delivers integrated systems for transportation and traffic management, delivering tools for travelers to choose the smartest and easiest way to travel and pay for their journeys, and enabling transportation authorities and agencies to manage demand across the entire transportation network – all in real-time. Cubic specializes in design, development, manufacture, supply, installation, integration, services and information. Services provided by Cubic include on-site management, central systems, operations support, patron support, business support and field services.

Every year, more than 24 billion transportation payment transactions are processed using Cubic payment and information systems worldwide. Cubic has delivered over 20 regional back office operations which together integrate over 450 transport operators and serve over 38 million people every day in major markets around the world. Active projects include London; Brisbane (Southeast Queensland) region, Australia; New York/New Jersey region; Washington, D.C. /Baltimore/Virginia region; Los Angeles region; San Diego region; San Francisco region; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; Atlanta region; Miami (South Florida) region; Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada; Sydney (New South Wales), Australia; Germany; and Scandinavia.

For more information about Cubic, see the company’s website at http://www.cubic.com/.

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Suzanne Hatcher
Corporate Communications
Cubic Corporation
PH: 858-505-2430
Cell: 858-774-4736
suzanne.hatcher(at)cubic(dot)com

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