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Thoughts about scheduling, planning, mass transit, technology, algorithms and more.

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The Case for Roster Optimization

Bus operations are complex, and so is scheduling. It is a combination of craft and science, and transportation operators devote considerable energy to getting vehicle and crew scheduling (aka blocking and runcutting) right. They do this to ensure efficient operations, cost savings, on-time performance and regulatory (and labor rule) compliance. Yet, the same amount of energy isn’t always applied to rostering.

Helping Transit Agencies Manage COVID-19 With No-Cost Alternative Service Plans

Movement in and between cities is being reduced around the world in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving public transit agencies to figure out how best to provide transit service while minimizing the spread of the virus and contending with expected drops in ridership and driver availability. Here at Optibus, we have employees who are quarantined and are dealing with the severe disruption COVID-19 has on our work. We have received numerous requests from transit agencies to help create contingency plans. We’d like to help.

2019 In Transportation Innovation At Optibus

  Hop aboard to see a few of the ways we brought innovation to mass transit in 2019. Sneak a peek at one of our 2020 highlights at the bottom. This year we made it possible to plan routes directly on up-to-date maps that integrate with the timetable, enabled multiroute planning to improve service and…
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