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World Economic Forum: Here are 3 ways AI could help you commute safely after COVID-19

As cities around the world are emerging from lockdowns to stop the spread of COVID-19, public transport companies are facing new challenges. They will have to avoid overcrowding buses and trains to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission, while ensuring that overall passenger numbers are high enough to sustain the system. Meanwhile, commuters are tentatively returning to public transport, but will only embrace it widely if they see it as a safe, fast and convenient way of reaching their destinations.

Mass Transit: Optibus releases new tool to help improve transit equality

Optibus has released an impact analysis tool to help cities visualize the impact of transit changes on the surrounding community. The tool, which is fully integrated with Optibus’ transit planning and scheduling capabilities, enables cities and transit operators to visualize and understand how route changes will affect selected demographic groups living along those routes. They will also be able to seamlessly plan routes, schedules and rosters using the impact analysis, all on a single platform.

World Economic Forum: 8 ways entrepreneurs are fighting COVID-19

Behind the achievements of those working on the COVID-19 front line there are many organizations and entrepreneurs doing what they can to help. Across the globe, these companies are using everything from software and robotics to good old-fashioned cooperation to fight against the disease.

Streetsblog NYC: What Does Social Distancing Mean for Public Transit?

Today, coronavirus has shaken up public transportation — fares have been eliminated, people are being asked to avoid it, ridership is down. And some places have put limits on bus occupancy to maintain social distancing — so maybe two buses will be needed instead of one, which is still better than 33 cars. But the…

Forbes: Keeping everyone healthy – listening and being helpful during times of crisis

The first quarter of 2020 has been truly transformational, as COVID-19 brought immense change in a matter of weeks. Employees of Optibus, the startup I co-founded, have been working from home for weeks now; trade shows have been canceled, and the industry we serve — mass transportation — is reeling from ridership declines and service…
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