Category: Industry News


Day Two – In Conversation With….

Bringing you news direct from Copenhagen, Brian Negus is our ‘voice at the Congress’.

His second interview is with Michael Helleman, Austrade, talking about the opportunity ITS Australia and the ITS World Congress provides to the start-ups he is traveling with.

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Day 2 – News from around the globe

Day 2 at the ITS World Congress, Copenhagen has been busy with announcements:

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Day One – In Conversation With….

In Conversation With…
To bring you news direct from the Congress, and to reflect Brian Negus’ new role as ITS Australia Ambassador, we’ve asked him to be our ‘voice’ at the Congress.

Over the course of the next 5 days, he’ll be speaking with luminaries and newbies of the ITS world and reporting back to our members in Australia.

The first interview is with Paul Retter, National Transport Commission and you can listen to it here

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Cubic Wins Contract to Provide Next-Generation Transport Management Platform to Sydney

Landmark project will provide industry’s most advanced situational awareness technologies for major city transport network, with the goal of safer and more reliable journeys across all modes of travel

SAN DIEGO – August 28, 2018 – Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today announced that its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division has been awarded a contract by Transport for New South Wales to provide Sydney, Australia with one of the world’s most advanced transport management systems.

The Intelligent Congestion Management Program (ICMP) contract, valued at more than AU$50 million, is for a term of five years and seven months, with options for two three-year extensions.

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Sydney to lead the world in intelligent transport management

Sydney is developing the world’s most advanced transport management system giving customers better real-time information and predictive technology to bust congestion.

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Eastlink tunnels lead the way with ‘ventilation on demand’

EastLink is one of the first toll roads in the world to upgrade its tunnel ventilation system to dynamic ventilation on demand with partial portal emission. This upgrade has slashed the ventilation system’s electricity usage, reduced GHG emissions, and halved the audible noise from the ventilation system.

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Cubic Executive Matt Cole Named MaaS Influencer of the Year by BMaaS Awards

SAN DIEGO – Aug. 1, 2018– Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced that Matt Cole, senior vice president and president of its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division, was named “MaaS Influencer of the Year” by the BMaaS Awards. Hosted by, the awards recognize key companies, individuals and initiatives that are helping to improve and innovate the adoption of Mobility as a Service in the business sector.

“I’m incredibly honored by the award which I accept on behalf of my entire team at CTS. Over the last year, my goal has been to accelerate the MaaS evolution and set clear objectives for responsible, people-centered and socially inclusive MaaS,” said Cole. “Being recognized as a top industry influencer in this area will allow me to drive this idea further and in particular, encourage real industry discussion about the importance of the role of public transit agencies in the future of mobility.”

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Infrastructure Australia : New Benchmark set for Project Transparency and Accountability

24 July 2018

New guidelines to drive greater transparency and accountability in infrastructure decision-making and reduce instances of major projects receiving funding before appropriate planning and assessment have been released today by Infrastructure Australia, the nation’s independent infrastructure advisor.

Developed by Infrastructure Australia out of a recommendation in the 2016 Australian Infrastructure Plan, the Infrastructure Decision-making Principles are designed to ensure major public infrastructure investments deliver the best outcomes for the community and the best value for taxpayers.

“The Australian Infrastructure Plan acknowledged that Australia’s governments and the community would benefit from a set of clear principles to provide a benchmark for high-quality infrastructure decision making,” said Infrastructure Australia Chief Executive, Philip Davies.

“While the Infrastructure Priority List has helped create a credible pipeline of future infrastructure investments, too often we are still seeing instances of projects being committed to before a business case has been prepared, a full set of options have been considered, and rigorous analysis of a potential project’s benefits and costs has been undertaken.

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Cubic selected to provide Queensland’s new Ticketing System

ITS Australia member, Cubic Transportation Systems has been awarded the contract to design, build and operate the new ticketing system as part of Queensland’s $371 million investment in ticketing.

“Cubic will be responsible for upgrading the current system to incorporate some of the world’s most advanced ticketing technologies including contactless payment, and next generation real time passenger information.  Operation and maintenance of the system are also included in the agreement. The new system will enable Queensland commuters to use bankcards, mobile phones and personal electronic devices including watches to pay for travel on public transport.”

Read the release in full here

The Hon. Mark Bailey, MP – Minister for Transport and Main Roads (QLD), also made the following announcement:

“The Palaszczuk Government is modernising transport across the Sunshine State, and will soon roll out a new system where commuters will be able to use their contactless debit or credit cards, smart phones and smart watches to pay for trips in addition to go card and paper tickets, with $371.1 million committed in this year’s budget.

Importantly, regional Queensland will not be left behind, with current go card operator Cubic, due to deliver the new system in 18 regional areas, as well as the metropolitan south east, after being selected as the successful tenderer following a competitive global procurement process.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the Palaszczuk Government had allocated $371.1 million to roll out the system including new readers, quicker fare gates and system equipment, an updated app platform, real-time and new ticketing equipment on urban buses.

“The new ticketing system is an exciting chance to expand our ticketing options and to give public transport customers more flexibility, and in this year alone we have allocated nearly $90 million to get this project underway,” he said.

“I am very excited about this project, and to be able to announce the successful proponent – Cubic – today.””

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Contract for Victorian Intelligent Transport Systems awarded

The eight-year Victorian Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) contract has been awarded to Lendlease, with the opportunity for two extensions.

Lendlease will manage and maintain Victoria’s roadside technologies, including electronic message signs, vehicle detection loops, tidal flow systems, traffic lights, CCTV cameras and variable speed limit signs.

The systems monitor and control the flow of traffic to inform motorists and improve safety. ITS also provides consistent travel times, improve communications with drivers about speed and lane availability and changed traffic conditions.

The scope of works also includes upgrading VicRoads ITS and communications network and the provision of a Network Operations Centre.

“We look forward to collaborating with VicRoads on best practice ITS asset maintenance to deliver a safe, efficient and high-quality road network for customers in Victoria,” Lendlease General Manager of Transport Infrastructure Eckart Schlotfeldt said.

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