Reducing Costs and Improving Work Quality: Solutions for Better Scheduling at MV Transportation

How MV Transportation Uses Optibus for Scheduling: a case study We recently interviewed Liz Stayner, Planning Manager at MV Transportation. Stayner uses Optibus for runcutting and scheduling for multiple MV divisions and agencies. Stayner started working at MV as a dispatcher in the Bay Area. She quickly moved into operations and special projects, helping different…

Introducing Next Generation Timetables: Automated, Interactive and Continuously Validated

Why timetables? Timetables are the backbone of any mass transit service – or really, timeplans – the aggregate of timetables and routes. They are the underlying service commitment – when and where should transit go, where to stop (or not, for express lines), and where service is measured (time points to measure punctuality). Generating detailed…

Free Scooters, Electric Bikes and Hoverboards at Optibus

  At Optibus, we believe that our technology is making a difference by optimizing transportation systems to create a more efficient, green, commuter-friendly world. What kind of company would we be if we didn’t live out that philosophy ourselves? Externally, we are helping our clients provide the best possible transportation services. Internally, we are helping…

The Impact of Technology on the (Near) Future of Jobs in Public Mass Transit: A Contrarian’s View

Are we facing a wave of technological unemployment in the mass transit space? John Maynard Keynes, the famous British Economist, discussed the term “Technological Unemployment” long before the future of the Autonomous Vehicle began haunting the job prospects of professional drivers all over the world (the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2016…