Riga public transport on the move with Sepura

Riga public transport on the move with Sepura

SIA Rigas satiksme, the municipal enterprise of the city of Riga has chosen Sepura TETRA radios for the Latvian capital’s public transport. This contract was won in conjunction with Selkoms, Sepura’s valued partner in Latvia.

SIA Rigas satiksme provides public passenger transportation by buses, trolleybuses and trams, and offers various means of transport for rent in addition to providing parking services in the city of Riga. The company employs 6,500 staff and manages 459 buses, 252 trams and 311 trolleybuses. It also controls 61 bus routes in Riga, 11 tram routes and 21 trolleybus routes.

The decision to choose TETRA technology is part of the plan to enhance the Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system for the city’s buses.

Sepura’s SRM3500 mobile radios will enable the transmission of GPS data from buses to an AVL system, offering real time information about bus locations, plus statistics for route analysis and optimisation. The radios will also allow direct voice communications between the control room and bus drivers.

Rolands Barenis, President of Selkoms commented: “The customer chose Sepura mobile radios because of their dual data ports and the multiple installation options as these features make the radios very flexible. In addition, the supporting documentation was very comprehensive and extremely detailed”.

Kenneth Hubner, Regional Director for Sepura said: “We are delighted that SIA Rigas satiksme has chosen Sepura’s technology for its public transport services. Sepura’s transport solution is already proven and has already been successfully implemented by multiple municipal organisations in Europe”.

For more information contact:
Rosanna Norman at Sepura Limited
+44 (0) 1223 877 283

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