The company already offered route optimization, but now it’s getting into the actual building and redesigning of routes as well. The idea is to help transit agencies be more flexible in their daily operations.
Transit software company Optibus is releasing a new set of route planning capabilities to its platform, which will allow transportation agencies and operators to visually plan and adjust routes. The Optibus Route Planning tools are meant to be used alongside the timetable capabilities already built into the platform.
In perhaps the ultimate coup of City Hall over Silicon Valley-based transit, Mayor of San Francisco London Breed says the city may hire hundreds of laid off drivers from the soon-to-be-defunct private bus company Chariot to help cover a shortage of Muni drivers.
Mobility is rapidly changing, with new service offerings, electrification and an increasing impact on our basic transportation choices, from possibly changing whether people own a car to having a major impact on public transportation ridership.