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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 …

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How To Tell Which Cloud-Based Scheduling Platform Is Right For You

You’ve decided you are going to use a cloud-based platform for your planning and scheduling needs. Rest assured: You’ve made the right decision! You’ve opted for modern software because: It’s future proof It is easy to learn and has a great interface It can improve agency performance though quick scenario planning and better operations It …

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PTAs & PTOs, Don’t Lose Sight Of The Whole Picture: Why Sequential Scheduling Is A Thing Of The Past

It’s nice when steps are clearly laid out – complete step 1, move on to step 2, finish with step 3, and you’re done. Historically, this is how the transit planning process has gone. First you make the routes and set the timetable, then you assign vehicles to those routes (vehicle scheduling or blocking), and …

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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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CEO Amos Haggiag At Bus2Bus Conference: AI Will Transform Mass Transportation

Autonomous vehicles may be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of artificial intelligence in transportation, but the technology can also be used to provide much better public transportation in cities around the world, Optibus CEO Amos Haggiag said at the Bus2Bus 2019 conference in Berlin. Artificial intelligence can already predict bus reliability, …

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