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Delivering Real-Time Bus Arrivals in Palermo, Italy

The Challenge 

The city of Palermo, Italy wanted to deliver a more accommodating bus ride experience to residents and tourists via AMAT, its public transportation provider. It understood that providing accurate, real-time bus arrival information to riders was key for achieving this goal. Palermo needed a solution that would be simple-to-implement and use, as well as cost-effective — without the need for new or additional hardware.

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The Solution 

AMAT chose Moovit’s TimePro, the most accurate real-time vehicle location system. TimePro enables the agency to increase ridership, enhance mobility in underserved areas, and upgrade the operational efficiency of their bus fleets. The solution delivers accurate real-time bus arrivals to Palermo’s residents and visitors to better plan their journey on-the-go. It also provides an intuitive operational dashboard for the agency’s operation manager to better control its fleet and increase efficiency. Full-deployment of the solution took less than two months. As of 2019, TimePro is being used on 37 buses throughout five lines.

Customers Say

The introduction of a real-time mobile information system provided by Moovit represents another important step in the management and use of the public transport service for our citizens and customers.

Azienda Municipalizzata Auto Transporti, Palermo

Reasons for Choosing Moovit’s TimePro:

  • An advanced and high-performing AVL solution 
  • Solution scalability 
  • Cloud-based software that requires minimal set-up and fast deployment 

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About AMAT

AMAT is the official company owned by Italy’s City of Palermo to provide public transportation. They manage the public transport service throughout the entirety of the city, including buses, trams, and mobility services such as car-sharing and bike-sharing.

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