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Triplinx Regional Transit Trip Planner

IBI Group worked with Metrolinx in the development of a regional intelligent transportation system strategic plan, and the development of the ‘Triplinx’ regional transit trip planner, the official information resource for the GTHA, helping travelers get from A to B.


Client
Metrolinx
Location
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, ON
11+ Municipalities
Ongoing Status

In preparation for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, IBI Group’s transportation engineers began mapping out an ITS strategic plan around the GTHA for Metrolinx. The plan included regional ITS objectives for local agencies, and focused on five key areas: incident management, cross-boundary traffic and transit control, traveler information, capacity management, and transit priority.

As lead consultant, building on the ITS strategy, IBI has been involved in the development of Triplinx from the initial concept development through to implementation and operational support. IBI carried out market research to determine the needs of the customers and to develop priorities for system development.

Triplinx provides an integrated trip planner across 11 transit agencies within the GTHA, available through both a website and mobile app. It is also used by customer service operators from the participating transit agencies to provide customer advice. These services were heavily relied upon during the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

Triplinx currently includes transit information for Brampton, Burlington, Durham Region, HSR (Hamilton), Oakville, Milton, MiWay (Mississauga), Toronto, and York Region, as well as UP Express and GO Transit. We are currently completing planning work for the start of Triplinx Phase 3 service alerts.

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David Kamnitzer

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON
We need to get a lot smarter about how we move people and goods around. This requires connected thinking, the harnessing of technology, and ultimately a change in people's priorities and values.

David Kamnitzer is a holistic thinker who applies business analysis, transport operations, systems, and engineering skills to projects in traffic management, traveller information, tolling, and transit. David also leads IBI’s RouteMapper business, which provides spatial imagery/LiDAR surveying and software services for planning, design, asset management, and maintenance applications. A strong writer and presenter, David is often involved in high-profile initiatives that require interaction at the top levels of public and private sector organizations.

Kevin Bebenek

Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON
Information technology is intrinsic to the transportation experience. For the transit traveler paying by smartcard, the truck driver pre-clearing an inspection station, and the road maintenance supervisor monitoring road weather forecasts, systems are critical to achieving our goals of safety, mobility, and sustainability.

Mr. Bebenek is the Regional Director for Canada East, which includes offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Waterloo, Kingston, and Brantford, Ontario. He is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of systems for transportation operations, infrastructure, and facilities.

Kevin has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas. Kevin has served as project director for the development of the ITS Architecture for Canada, and has overseen a variety of applications of the architecture, including the recent ONQC Smart Corridor Concept of Operations. Kevin has an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo.