The Optibus Blog

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

Understanding the Algorithmic Challenges of EV Optimization

Why EV Public Transit Scheduling is Different The global drive to decrease fossil fuel dependency and resulting policy measures have pushed transit agencies to replace diesel and natural gas fleets with electric vehicles (EVs). Although the high capital costs of EVs present a significant hurdle for agencies, the successful adoption of EVs is much more…

SaaS Vs. On-Premises For Public Transportation Software: Total Cost Of Ownership And More

Historically, public transit agencies and operators have been using on-premises software to manage their operations (planning and scheduling). This sector is undergoing a digital transformation, and new cloud-native, Software-as-a-Service offerings are being made available. How can one evaluate which one of the two would be more beneficial for the organization? Additionally, since SaaS and on-premises…
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