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Webinar Recap: Next Generation Scheduling With Optibus at Nassau Inter-County Express

On June 5th, we hosted a webinar with the Director of Planning and Scheduling at the Nassau Intercounty Express, Jon Feldman. A replay of the webinar can be accessed here. Feldman began with an overview of the NICE (Nassau Intercounty Express) transit system: 38 bus routes 85,000 average weekday boardings He expressed Nassau’s unique position …

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Defining “future-proof” in the context of public transit software

While the words “fireproof” and “bulletproof” appear in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “future-proof” still hasn’t made it to the list of new words in the dictionary. What exactly is future-proof? Techopedia defines it thus: “Future proof is a buzzword that describes a product, service or technological system that will not need to be significantly updated as …

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When optimisation is a zero sum game: bidding for new business

In Game Theory, a zero-sum game is a situation where someone’s gain is someone else’s loss:  if you give a larger piece of the cake to one participant, the amount of cake available to others will be reduced accordingly. Often, when we discuss the benefits of optimising mass transportation schedules, the resulting cost savings – whether …

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Can we optimize city transportation better than a museum robber could?

Occasionally we hear about a famous museum heist, and maybe we wonder how it was done. I can’t explain how the criminals could get past all the security measures in museums, but I can offer some insight as to how criminals might choose what to take. And although scheduling vehicles and drivers is pretty different …

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What Shuttle Operators Need to Know About Planning and Scheduling

How fixed-route operations platforms enable better shuttle services and save costs Shuttle operations need to be tightly managed, whether for employee shuttles, airport services or any other form of transportation. Good shifts and rosters can improve driver retention, cost reduction and passenger service. In short, operations need to be efficient and effective, and supported by …

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