In April 2023, the city of Cluj-Napoca in Romania continued with its modernisation and updating of its public transport network by putting in place a system that will help public transport users access bus information in real-time.
The City has signed an agreement with the company Tranzy.ai, that will enable users to use the Tranzy.ai open data platform to access accurate real-time information on public transport. Users will be able to see information on incoming buses, bus locations and connections, with the information being updated every 20 seconds. In addition, users will be able to access other public transport travel information, such as routes, stations, stops and timetables, via the open data platform.
The initiative is part of efforts to update the city’s public transport system and is part of the local digitalisation strategy, which aims to improve the digitalisation of public transport services through the introduction of open datasets. In addition, the aim is to foster collaboration between city authorities, community groups and local companies.
Emil Boc, the Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, is actively encouraging individuals and companies to contribute to the innovation and digital transition of the city by offering inputs and feedback to improve public transport services. This should help these public transport operators improve users’ quality of life and ease their use of public transport in the city. Residents and companies will be able to share their needs, which will enable the bus company to develop new and more accessible mobility services and products, which will in turn help to improve air quality and reduce congestion.
The partnership will also help the Local Public Transport Authority to better manage the 400 vehicles in its bus fleet by automating daily operations, as well as enabling it to create a real-time map that will show buses' locations on a PC and on the Tranzy app.
Original article published by themayor.eu on 10 April 2023.
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