Cubic to Showcase NextCity Platforms for Urban Mobility at APTA EXPO 2014

Published on October 13, 2014 7:34 AM
(SI Newswire)

HOUSTON, APTA Annual Meeting – Oct. 13, 2014 – Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of information technology and payment systems and services for intelligent travel solutions, will exhibit its NextCity suite of interlocking platforms for fare collection, tolling, traffic signal management, its broad range of products and services for urban mobility and more at APTA EXPO 2014 in Booth 1845, Oct. 13-15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Based on a common, integrated and modern back office architecture, NextCity lets agencies select the exact components needed for their particular requirements, and the more of NextCity that is implemented in a region, the more the city benefits with improved management of urban mobility across all modes of transportation. Over the last few years, Cubic Transportation Systems has rolled out a number of installations based on NextCity platforms, including the successful Opal smart card program in Sydney and two of the world’s largest account-based transit payments systems in the world: Ventra in Chicago which has been in operation since 2013, and the account-based system in London for which Cubic completed launch across the entire transport network in September.

Cubic’s 2014 EXPO exhibit highlights include:

  • • Account-based and open fare payments systems and services
  • • Big data and predictive analytics solutions for transportation, from Urban Insights
  • • Live video ticketing kiosks with NextAgent • Video analytics information and management systems featuring SenSen Networks technology
  • • Mobile ticketing, payment and passenger alerting services using the NextWave mobile business platform

NextBus, a Cubic subsidiary that provides real-time bus arrival information to consumers, is also exhibiting at Booth 2115. Its customers include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Boston, and more than 80 other colleges, universities, resorts, hospitals, towns and cities.

In addition to Cubic’s EXPO participation, speakers from the company and its subsidiaries will participate in APTA’s TransITech Conference throughout the week. Larry Yermack, Cubic’s strategic advisor, will speak on Monday, Oct. 13 at the “Welcome/Opening General Session.” Later the “Emerging Technology Panel” from 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. will feature a discussion with Angela K. Miller, Cubic project director and chair of the APTA Emerging Technology.

Later that afternoon, Cubic will be sponsoring the session, “Electronic Payment Systems I,” featuring its vice president of strategic initiatives, David deKozan. The session will explore the current choices for this technology, what advances are on the horizon, what has been implemented thus far and lessons learned. deKozan will be accompanied by moderator Edward Johnson, chief administrative officer, Metropolitan Area Rapid Transit Authority (Atlanta), Thomas Parker, business development, Infineon Technologies, Doug Thomas, general manager, Vix Technology, Inc., and Peter SerVass, business development, DoubleMap, LLC.

On Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m., Phil Silver, Urban Insights’ director of business development, will participate in the “Information Technology/Big Data Roundtable,” focusing on how data can help transit practitioners optimize their transportation infrastructures. Silver’s section of the conversation is entitled “Big Data, Not Big Brother.” He will be joined by moderator Gerry Akkerman, director, business technology planning, South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority, David Laidig, systems engineering manager, MTA New York City Transit, Manjit Sooch, enterprise software engineer, AC Transit, Jeffrey L. Spencer, ITS team leader, Federal Transit Administration, Lloyd Sullivan, section manager, project management and business intelligence, Orange County Transportation Authority and Abe Kololli, deputy chief – I.S. manager, Utah Transit Authority.

About Cubic Transportation Systems

Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is part of Cubic Corporation. Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure communications systems. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for U.S. and allied nations. Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic delivers integrated systems for transportation and traffic management, delivering tools for travelers to choose the smartest and easiest way to travel and pay for their journeys, and enabling transportation authorities and agencies to manage demand across the entire transportation network – all in real-time. Cubic specializes in design, development, manufacture, supply, installation, integration, services and information. Services provided by Cubic include on-site management, central systems, operations support, patron support, business support and field services. Every year, more than 24 billion transportation payment transactions are processed using Cubic payment and information systems worldwide. Cubic has delivered over 20 regional back office operations which together integrate over 130 transport operators and serve over 38 million people every day in major markets around the world. Active projects include London; Brisbane (Southeast Queensland) region, Australia; New York/New Jersey region; Washington, D.C. /Baltimore/Virginia region; Los Angeles region; San Diego region; San Francisco region; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; Atlanta region; Miami (South Florida) region; Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada; Sydney (New South Wales), Australia; Germany; and Scandinavia. For more information about Cubic, see the company’s website at

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Suzanne Hatcher Corporate Communications Cubic Corporation PH: 858-505-2430 Cell: 858-774-4736