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TMS Using Optibus to Provide Global Event Transport Solutions

Optibus is pleased to welcome Transportation Management Services (TMS) to the Optibus community!   Over the past twenty-five years, TMS has provided industry-leading transportation solutions for 4,000 events in over 250 cities across the globe, including the World Cup, corporate events for Google and Ford, Formula 1 Grand Prix, NBA, and PGA Golf Events. If you…

Vectalia France Now Using Optibus for Tendering and Urban Transport

Interurban and urban transport provider Vectalia France, which operates 318 vehicles carrying 70,000 passengers and 8,200 students every day across the French Perpignan, Béziers, Cambrai, Pyrénées Orientales, and Aude will be using Optibus to increase its competitiveness in winning tenders and expand their services within the French market. As one of the largest transport operators…

Optibus and Liftango Partner to Deliver Integrated Fixed-Route and On-Demand Transport Platform

Optibus and Liftango partnership delivers integrated fixed-route and on-demand bus platforms to clients across APAC As public transit operations increasingly incorporate on-demand components to complement their fixed-route operations, Optibus – a cloud-native AI platform powering mass transportation operations in over 450 cities around the world – has partnered with Liftango, a leading APAC shared mobility…

Hitachi Europe and Optibus Partner to Decarbonise Bus Fleets

Hitachi Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and Optibus, a next-generation mobility platform provider to mass transport agencies and operators, have partnered to help cities and mass transport providers decarbonise their bus fleets. The partnership combines Hitachi’s digital and operational capabilities with the Optibus AI platform, offering bus operators the ability to manage…

Optibus’ advisory board welcomes digital transformation expert and former Go-Ahead Group CIO Enrique Fernandez-Pino

Optibus is honored to announce the latest member of its advisory board: Enrique Fernandez-Pino, a leader in digital transformation and technology-led business change. Mr. Fernandez-Pino believes in technology as a tool for creating more sustainable, vibrant cities, and for building profitable, purposeful businesses that serve both shareholders and society. In his advisory role, Mr. Fernandez-Pino…

Grupo Ruiz Using AI Platform Optibus to Provide More Agile Transport Networks in Post-Pandemic ‘New Normal’

Grupo Ruiz is using cloud-native AI platform Optibus to optimize its transport service in the post-COVID new normal, enabling more agile transportation networks that adapt to changing demand. The volatility in ridership seen during the pandemic has highlighted the need for robust, flexible software that facilitates quick and effective changes to ensure that timetables and…

Optibus Raises $107 Million and Launches Geospatial Suite to Help Cities Shape the Future of Urban Mobility

Optibus, the cloud-native AI platform for planning and operating mass transportation, announced today that it has raised $107 million in a Series C round, co-led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Insight Partners. The funding comes as Optibus is launching one of its most significant updates: the Geospatial Suite, which significantly improves transportation networks and transit…
Stagecoach Partners With Optibus to Plan Bus Networks of the Future

Stagecoach, the UK’s Largest Bus and Coach Operator, Partners with AI Platform Optibus to Help Plan the Bus Networks of the Future

Stagecoach, Britain’s biggest bus, coach and tram operator, has announced a major technological partnership that will help plan the bus networks of the future to match the changes in how people travel coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic. The technological transformation will see the Optibus software platform being rolled out. This software is used in over 450 cities globally and uses…
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