RTPI Upgrade

RTPI 1 Tadej Kurent

In its strategic documents (Integrated Transport Strategy 2015, Municipal Environmental Action Programme 2008-2013, Development Strategy of Maribor 2030, Local energy concept of the Municipality of Maribor 2012) Municipality of Maribor put down a number of objectives for sustainable mobility in the city. One of the aims is the increased use of public passenger transport (PPT) that supports a user-friendly experience.

Among the measures to improve the quality of public passenger transport services is also upgrading and extending access to information related to PPT services in real time. First RTPI system was co-financed by project ATTAC (Interreg South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme) in 2013. Until 2018 the grid of RTPI dash-boards expand to 23. The goal is to expand the grid to 80 RTPI dash-boards thus covering the current needs of the city.

Find out more at the Smart City Maribor website.

Relevant challenges

The main challenge was how to improve the experience of perceived time on bus stations and thus to encourage more citizens to use the public passenger transport (PPT). By providing a grid of dash-boards with Real Time Passenger Information for the bus arrivals, Maribor moved closer to more user-friendly experience when using PPT.