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Cubic wins deal to install traffic management in Merida

  • June 23, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

California-based Cubic has won a multimillion-dollar contract to install advanced traffic management technologies for the city of Merida in Mexico.
 
Cubic partnered with Vixionere Sapi de CV to deploy the Trafficware ATMS central transport management platform, controllers and transit signal priority software, which uses and is integrated with Cubic’s NextBus real-time platform, at all project intersections.
 
Cubic will also install the SynchroGreen adaptive signal control module at over 50 intersections.
 
“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with Vixionere and the city of Merida to build its transportation management infrastructure as it becomes a part of the next generation of smart cities,” said Joe Custer, vice president of Cubic’s transportation systems (CTS) division. “This award is a great example of synergies between the CTS solutions. The Trafficware-NextBus designed for Merida is ideal for transportation agencies around the world that are looking to work smarter and integrate multiple modes of transportation to improve the utilisation of their roadways and transportation networks.”
 
The Trafficware ATMS is a tool for monitoring and controlling an agency’s traffic control and intelligent transportation system (ITS) infrastructure. It brings traffic network data into a single repository for a real-time, integrated view of traffic operations.
 
The interface will use Cubic’s NextBus real-time bus positioning information to give signal priority to transit vehicles. By using NextBus’ predictive bus stop arrival software, the system will analyse whether the transit vehicle is ahead or behind schedule and will appropriately manage the signal to ensure the transit vehicle maintains its schedule. SynchroGreen reduces delay and travel time by adjusting signal timing plans in real time based on current traffic conditions.
 
Cubic’s suite of software, devices and hardware for traffic management can improve quality of life in cities all around the world. There are more than 300 Trafficware ATMS installations with hardware and software deployed at over 50,000 intersections on four continents.
 
NextBus provides real-time passenger information systems to over 100 transit agencies, organisations, institutions and airports and serves more than 300 million travellers each year.