“Smart” means everything that helps people save time
and money through the use of modern technologies. In
public bus transport, the modernization of dispatching
systems comes first. It includes the introduction of
a new “smarter” regional ODIS chip card for a new
generation,” comments Jakub Unucka, Deputy
Governor of the Region, responsible for Transport and
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The region plans to facilitate tickets paid by contactless cards (which are already in effect in Ostrava
public transport systems). The system will gradually be
introduced in suburban transport (first in the districts of
Karviná and Orlová). From 2020, cards will also pay for
the tickets on trains of Czech Railways (České dráhy).
Regional buses shall be equipped with air conditioning,
free wi-fi and USB chargers.
The passenger information system will be enhanced
too; a new mobile application for looking up
connections is being developed. The Central
Operations Control will be upgraded as it now
works as a fully automated centre. It will be staffed,
to offer other services related to public transport,
such as following current traffic and/or seeking the
best car parks. This is how a brand new multichannel
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dispatching system with a clearing centre for all kinds
of transport will start operation.
Another step will be an increase in the number of
electronic information panels which passengers have
already grown fond of. At the moment there are
fifty-six panels displaying the departures of various
connections, and fourty-four more will be installed
in twenty-five municipalities of the Moravian-Silesian
Support of the region does not end with public transport.
Related to the management and maintenance of roads,
citizens of the region will be offered a web application
from autumn 2018 which will provide information on
the streets and roads where snow has been cleared.
The network of IoT sensors and meteorological stations
will send spreader maintenance vehicles where the
situation requires them.
Newly repaired roads in the Moravian-Silesian Region
are monitored by laser measures, and the quality of
material is being checked.
“Dynamic development in various technologies offers
numerous opportunities and the Moravian-Silesian
Region, which won the title ‘Smart Region,’ wants
to make full use of these,” concludes Jakub Unucka,