Saving €600,000 in three months through digital transformation

Viação Alvorada recently won a tender to operate bus transportation in Lisbon. Within three months of using Optibus, they saved over €600,000, became 100% compliant with tender criteria, achieved 90% efficiency for vehicle and duty schedules, and increased operational agility by eliminating limitations on custom events.

Mitigating Driver Shortages in Public Transport: How to Build Better Schedules that Attract and Retain Drivers

Solving the driver shortage requires a new approach to attracting and retaining bus drivers to the public transportation industry.

Scheduling Your Buses and Drivers

Take a free tour of Optibus Scheduling, with Q&A, to learn more about how rapid scenario optimization makes for better public transit

How Urbi Uses Optibus to Build Better Timetables and Schedules in Half the Time

Urbi Mobilidade Urbana, a public transportation operator in Brasilia, needed to improve its operational efficiency, reduce kilometers traveled in Brazil’s capital, and optimize the company’s resources in the face of difficulties imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic – all while receiving government approval to deploy its new schedule.

Best practices for planning: setting the stage for quality schedules and operations even after COVID-19

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, transit agencies were forced to quickly change their planning, from routes to timetables and blocking. Yet many thorny questions remained unanswered…

Rosters Can Get Complex. Here’s How to Simplify Them.

You already know that using rotating rotas (or rosters) is an effective way to be fair and equitable to drivers, since drivers rotate through each roster line and each have the same workweeks at different times. Plus it’s easier to assign duties to drivers when multiple drivers can be slotted in. But what happens when complexities creep in?

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

LVL Jäger – Using Planning and Scheduling to Transform Business

Ms. Carry Buchholz, GM and Managing Partner at LVL Jäger describes the operation prior to choosing Optibus. “Most work was done using manual edits on on-premise software or in spreadsheets, with only one employee having the expertise to perform planning and scheduling work”.

Is Electric Bus adoption only about finance and engineering? What about software?

In Europe, in spite of COVID-19, electrification of bus fleets is still continuing. We must continue to drive cleaner air and energy adoption. Experts, however, focus on the physical vehicle and infrastructure and the actual day-to-day operation is forgotten. Since scheduling EVs is complex, the use of software should be taken into account.

Efficiency in public transport – how can it be measured and does it matter at all post COVID-19?

We will discuss efficiency as well as whether it is of importance post COVID-19 with its reduced ridership and, in some cases, service.

COVID-19 Exit Strategies: How to Ramp Up Public Transportation After Lockdown

This webinar will discuss how the new reality will play out in scheduling and planning public transportation and provide some detailed examples of such scenarios.

Contingencies and Business Continuity – Planning and Scheduling in the Age of Coronavirus

Over the past month, transportation work has been disrupted, with a need to react quickly to changes in ridership and regulations, as well as a need to create contingency plans for many different scenarios.

A practical look at scheduling for efficiency and performance

In this webinar we will take a closer look at scheduling practices and how they can improve efficiency, driver satisfaction and on-time performance

How Tower Transit Singapore Uses Optibus

Using Optibus, Tower Transit managed to make the workflow quicker, resulting in better operational results. Thomas reports that “Optibus give us quite good financial and operational results compared to the previous system we had used, reflecting significant savings for the company.”

MV Transportation Improving Efficiencies

Watch this video to learn how MV Transportation’s Transportation Planning Manager, Elizabeth Stayner uses the Optibus platform and the changes they have seen in their scheduling and planning process.

Quick Scheduling Decisions at Keolis North America

Keolis develops public transport solutions worldwide, and commits to a sustainable and connected mobility. We spoke to CJ Bright, senior operations planner at Keolis North America on how Keolis uses Optibus.

New York’s Nassau Inter County Express (NICE) chooses Optibus for its scheduling platform

Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) is the local bus system serving Nassau County, New York and eastern portions of the New York City borough of Queens. Once part of the MTA, the system has operated as a public-private partnership between Nassau County and Transdev (formerly Veolia) since 2012. NICE chose the Optibus platform for its scheduling software.

What can next-gen scheduling do for public transport: a Webinar with Leon Daniels

Mobility is going through massive changes, driven by technology. This webinar discussed the changes over the past few years, which made an impact on public transportation – both technological and behavioral.

It’s About Time – Preventing Transit Delays with Better Planning

This webinar replay showcases Optibus’ OnTime capability – the ability to use machine learning and integrate external real-time data to predict on-time performance and create better schedules and plans a a result.

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