New Dutch transit provider chooses HASTUS™ software for improved bus scheduling

GIRO Inc. is pleased to announce that Netherlands-based transit provider Qbuzz B.V. has chosen to use the HASTUS™ scheduling module to achieve improved vehicle and crew scheduling for its regional bus services.
July 13, 2009 - PRLog -- Qbuzz selected the HASTUS solution on the recommendation of newly hired senior schedulers with extensive experience using the software. The proposal outlined major functional and performance advantages of HASTUS, as well as exceptional optimization tools that suggested excellent return on investment soon after implementation of the GIRO software.

“This contract is an important gain for GIRO, particularly because the recommendation came from some of the best schedulers in the world who have used various systems and are well acquainted with the functionalities and performance capabilities of the HASTUS scheduling system,” said GIRO’s Alain Martinais, Director of Marketing for HASTUS. “We are very pleased with Qbuzz’s decision to implement our software solution, as it further demonstrates GIRO’s commitment to offering best-of-breed solutions.”

Qbuzz is the newest player on the Dutch transit market. It currently operates bus services in Friesland and Rotterdam and recently won an 8-year contract to operate additional bus services in the provinces of Drenthe and Groningen. The HASTUS purchase is viewed by Qbuzz management as an important strategic decision that will enable the company to become more profitable and competitive in the near future.

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About GIRO
GIRO Inc. is a leading provider of software solutions for public transit services including bus, tram, subway, trolley, and commuter rail transportation. The company’s HASTUS™ solution offers comprehensive applications and innovative tools for improved planning and scheduling, operations, rostering, analysis, and more. HASTUS combines advanced operations research optimization techniques with powerful data management tools that deliver tangible benefits for public transit associations and private operators around the world. For more information please visit our website at

About Qbuzz
Founded in 2008 by Rob van Holten and Leon Struijk, Qbuzz B.V. is the newest public transport company in the Netherlands. It operates bus services in the southeast of the province of Friesland and around Rotterdam and will begin operating additional bus services in Drenthe and Groningen in December 2009. The company is 49% owned by the Dutch railroads (NS).
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