Planning for Mass Transit
Create efficient routes and timetables
Better Transit, from Routes to Rosters
Using Optibus, you can easily import data and begin route planning or modifications with unprecedented ease and accuracy, from maps to satellite and street views, with an integrated timetable that builds rapidly and is validated. Optibus Planning is integrated with scheduling and rosters, ensuring quick work on a holistic and cloud-native platform that reduces error and improves output.
Quick, Visual and Seamless
Using a combination of map, satellite and street level pictures lets planners visualize routes quickly and effectively, from scratch or through an import of GTFS, Transexchange or other data. You can verify bus stop locations, check their picture, adjust their location or “drop” a checkpoint so that the system will automatically create an optimal route passing through it.
Precise and up to date
With up to date maps – with no need for additional costs or IT work to update them – all plans and adjustments are valid and accurate. When the map doesn’t include planned roads, you can use the free draw feature to plan future routes. In any case, with the combination of map and visual information, you can see all routes from the drivers’ point of view.
Quick scenario creation
Powered by next-generation software, the planning process takes a fraction of the time traditionally required for planning, and as a result you can create multiple scenarios in minutes. With Optibus business metrics, you can easily understand and communicate the business impact of any route change, and better optimize costs in the scheduling and rostering phases.
Better Plans = Better Scheduling
With built-in validation, the Optibus platform ensures the quality of your plans and timetables by automatically highlighting which plan elements aren’t valid in accordance to the rules and constraints you have defined. The result is higher quality plans that make the ensuing scheduling process simpler and easier.
Timetables are the backbone of any mass transit service. In fact, they are the underlying service commitment – when and where should transit go, where to stop (or not), and where service is measured (time points to measure punctuality).
Just like new mobility alternatives are changing the game in the urban transit space, next generation scheduling carries enormous transformational potential. ehavioral.
Let’s say that you’re planning a bus route. Obviously, there are no equivalent “free bus road trips apps”. But, instead of working on dated maps, using pen and paper, and then trying to derive travel times and stops (timetables, in short), wouldn’t you prefer the same experience?