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GIRO Completes Successful International HASTUS User Group

GIRO’s 12th International HASTUS User Group attracts 165 attendees from clients in 11 countries.

PRLog - Nov. 24, 2010 - MONTREAL, QUE -- GIRO’s 12th International HASTUS User Group was a tremendous success, attracting 165 attendees from 66 transit clients in 11 countries. Held in Montreal, the User Group educated public transit clients on the HASTUS 2011 software solution and how to use specific tools and new features to optimize service and operations.

Guest presentations
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) provided an overview of the agency and its improved performance, as well as presented a new branding campaign focussed on the environment. The STM also organized a technical visit to its new control center and generously provided conferences passes and transportation to all delegates.

The Société de transport de Laval (STL) gave a presentation on its recent project to implement a real-time passenger information system (PIS), which has improved both performance and customer satisfaction. The STL also hosted a visit to its control center as part of the activities available to User Group attendees.

Consulting firm Centigo presented a case study on MTR Stockholm’s successful fast-track installation of HASTUS in 2009, when the company took over responsibility for operating Stockholm’s underground metro system.

GIRO would like to thank the aforementioned guests for their excellent presentations, as well as all delegates who attended this year’s event. As always, client interest and feedback contributes greatly to the success of GIRO's HASTUS User Groups.

Client comments
“Real-life case studies and examples were very good... adds a great deal to the understanding of the theory.”
Timothy Payne, Nelson/Nygaard (USA)

“If I can attend only one conference every two years, this is the one I will choose!”
Nathan Banks, TriMet (USA)

Upcoming events
GIRO holds the International HASTUS User Group every two years, in addition to organizing regional HASTUS User Groups annually. For more information, please visit our website (www.giro.ca) or contact us at hastus@giro.ca.

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Established in 1979, GIRO is a leading provider of software solutions for public transit services including bus, metro, trolley, tram, commuter rail, and others. The company’s HASTUS™ solution offers comprehensive applications and innovative tools for improved scheduling, operations, planning and analysis, and customer information. HASTUS combines advanced operations research optimization techniques with powerful data management tools that deliver tangible and cost-saving benefits for public transit authorities and private operators alike.

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