On the road, 2014

We are excited to be working with the Makkah Mass Rail Transit Company in Saudi Arabia to develop a greenfield BRT and local bus network. The network of an initial 300 buses (expanding to 800 over five years) will serve the entire population of Makkah and will integrate with the city’s new metro system.

We are also supporting the government to plan and manage the Request for Proposal for the operations contractor, and will be on the evaluation panel.

This has capped off two other interesting international projects we have been recently working on. In Singapore we have undertaken a review of the current operational planning approach of SMRT, a major multimodal transport operator. Our proposed range of measures to improve operational efficiency will help prepare SMRT’s network of 1000 buses for potential future contestability.

In Hong Kong, we have brought our scheduling expertise to develop innovative approaches to maximising labour efficiency for routes within KMB’s extensive bus operations.