Amat and Moovit for a smart city transport

Know in real time the waiting time at bus stops, plan a move in the city by public transport having certain times, to receive information on any deviations from your favorite lines or ones that you are using.
Moovit, Palermo and Palermo Amat Spa intruduced the Real Time on the in-service buses in Palermo, thanks to the new administrative tools and a new app to use that the company, sharing the bus position exercise, is able to provide users the exact time of arrival of means of transport.
The announcement was made  during a press conference at Villa Niscemi, in the presence of the Mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando, Councillor for Innovation City of Palermo Gianfranco Rizzo, President Amat Palermo spa Antonio Gristina, General Manager Amat Palermo spa Gianfranco Rossi and VP Products & Marketing Moovit Yovav Meydad.
The service, launched in recent days on an experimental basis, is already active on the lines 101, 102 and 109, the Free shuttles Historical Center and Express, established to facilitate the movement of people within the restricted traffic zone (ZTL) and parking Basile in Independence square. After the experimental phase, it will be activated on the rest of the fleet Amat.
Developed by Moovit for the first time in the world, in collaboration with Amat Palermo SpA, the new app allows you to transmit through a special system with GPS and connection data on the bus, the exact position of the vehicle, in order to make known users Moovit the real-time bus arrival at the bus stop.
Moovit also provides for Amat Palermo S.p.A. a series of personalized app designed specifically for the company, the traffic information tools that will allow users to send alerts and reports on the state of the service, and the latest generation of web travel planner.
Said the Mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando – “Once again, the synergy between public and private sectors allows us to offer Palermo and tourists an innovative service. A service that is also a challenge that we welcome: to give all’AMAT tools and guidance because the quality of public transport in Palermo is growing and in line with the expectations of the city. Also thanks to this agreement, Palermo is more and more advanced confirmation on issues of public mobility “.
Says the Councillor for Innovation of the City of Palermo Gianfranco Rizzo: “It is a confirmation that these days one of the fronts on which Palermo is recovering faster than the ground is that of innovation. Today with this little online tool we offer a great additional contribution to this path of innovation. Thanks to the wide spread of smartphones and the increasing accessibility to the network, thousands of citizens will be able to move more easily in the city using the public transport, with great benefit to the overall livability of Palermo “.
Says the Councillor for Mobility of the City of Palermo Giusto Catania: “After recent major successes on the front of the” reconstruction “of a trust of users towards the AMAT, confirmed by the excellent results in terms of the sale of subscriptions and tickets, with this innovative tool the Company arises even more in a position of dialogue, the path to a more and more serious and credible alternative to the private car. “
Says the President of AMAT Palermo S.p.A. Antonio Gristina: “After the start of the first phase of the project, Amat, with the invaluable help of Moovit, implements the company’s services. The introduction of a real-time mobile information system represents another important step in the management and use of the public transport service “.
“This new feature, active from now on Palermo bus for the first time in the world, is part of a new type of services that Moovit has begun to provide the transport companies in the world – said Yovav Meydad, Vice President Products & Moovit of Marketing –
“in addition, it is fully synergistic way with the mission of our company, globally committed to support transport companies so that they can improve the service. Being able to communicate reliable information and timely estimates on waiting times provides the user with an efficient trip planning and optimization of travel times. This is worldwide the crux on which you play the relationship of trust between the company and user. “

About Moovit

Moovit is available for free for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone, and is used by 50 million people in more than 1,200 cities in 68 countries worldwide, in 48 languages. Its operation is simple because it combines the transport data (from the transport companies

One of the main reasons why Moovit has over 50 million users around the world is the superior accuracy of its data. The application in fact enjoys an absolutely privileged relationship with its users, and with over 65,000 ambassadors who make up its Community Editor. The data in crowdsourcing, provided by the Community, are essential when official information is lacking, incorrect or unavailable. In addition to the Community Editor, any Moovit user has the opportunity to make improvements and suggest changes to the app’s data, including changes to the many attributes of a station: its location on the map, its name, if it is permanently unusable , the malfunction of an elevator, upgrades of cleanliness and crowding. The Moovit users can also send images to bus stops, revenue and station outputs. All this helps to improve the overall experience of all local transport users, as well as avoiding any congestion of a line, maintenance delays or other problems.
In Italy, Moovit has spread to 91 provinces and hundreds of major Italian centers within the supported areas of Rome and Lazio, Milan and Lombardy Naples and Campania, Romagna and Bologna, Turin, Florence, Genoa, Palermo, Perugia, Umbria, Bari, Catania, Venice, Pescara and Abruzzo, Sardinia and Cagliari, Parma and Reggio Emilia, Padua, Pisa and Livorno, Potenza, Matera, Trieste and Gorizia, Udine and Pordenone, Trento and Belluno, Siracusa, Taranto, Foggia, La Spezia and Lunigiana, Lecce, Siena, Alexandria, Valle d’Aosta, Cosenza, Agrigento.

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