ASSIGNMENT NAME: MyCiti Bus Monitoring during the Soccer World Cup 2010
LOCATION: Airport to Civic Centre and Central Business District, Cape Town
NAME OF CLIENT: City of Cape Town
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT: 4 months
START DATE: April 2010
COMPLETION DATE: July 2010
APPROX VALUE OF PROJECT: Available on request
PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY THE FIRM AND FUNCTIONS PERFORMED:
Keith MacHutchon Pr Eng BSc Eng MSc Eng (Civil): Contract management
Wehan Wessels P r Eng B Eng (E&E): Overall design, contract management and site inspections
Johan Badenhorst: Contract management and site inspections
NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT:
The monitoring of the MyCiti buses in Cape Town during the Soccer World Cupin 2010 was made possible through a collaborative effort by the City of Cape Town and the Provincial Government of the Western Cape.
The MyCiti buses operated throughout the World Cup between Cape Town International Airport and Civic Centre in town and on two opposing loops around the city centre. Buses also ran from the Civic Centre to the stadium on match days. The monitoring of the bus routes including the location of bus stops and bus stations was controlled from the City of Cape Town’s Traffic Management Centre in Goodwood with real-time location data being routed to this facility from the vehicles via the Provincial Government’s Public Transport Back Office facility in Leeuwen Street in Cape Town.
The communications between the two transport facilities was made possible through a fibre optic link with wireless 3G mobile network connections allowing communication between the Provincial Government’s Public Transport Back Office and the bus stations and depots.
Information on the bus routes, travel times and bus stops at and between the stations could also be viewed using the PGWC’s iTransit software. Daily mobility compliance reports were prepared for review within 24 hours of the service being rendered for presentation and management purposes.
The communications infrastructure consists of a Bluetooth local link, which will be used for roadside programming and configuration of the sensor; and a GSM Modem, which will be used to transmit the data from each sensor site to a central collection point for integration into the City of Cape Town’s RTMS Server Database.
DESCRIPTION OF ACTUAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE FIRM:
Transport Telematics Africa was appointed for Design Specification, Contract Documentation, Contract Management and Commissioning Services on the project.