The Optibus Platform
End to end planning and scheduling for mass transit
Super Power, Super Speeds
Our algorithms and technology are truly powerful. Powerful enough for super-fast results. It takes minutes (or fractions of minutes) to create and evaluate complex scenarios that used to take hours or even days. With speed at your side, you can run many “what-if” scenarios in minutes, with ample time to evaluate all options. You can even do this daily, responding to changes with optimal vehicle and crew schedules.
In fact, Optibus can uniquely perform both vehicle optimization (blocking) and driver optimization (run cutting) at the same time, delivering better optimization results and saving time.
Real Business Impact
Using its powerful technology, with Optibus you can model your transportation network (rules and preferences) at the most granular level. We can model any rule and preference, exactly the way it is. This doesn’t just generate a quality schedule, it also highlights the business key performance indicators and cost data you need to make optimal schedule and cost decisions.
In fact, our customers have used our platform to generate significant cost savings of up to 15%, with better on-time performance.
Modern and Web-based
Optibus is a software-as-a-service platform, which means no IT effort, no hardware and continuous feature improvements.
With a modern user interface that’s easy to use, training won’t take long and work will immediately become more efficient.
Most importantly, our customers are up and running in days, not months.
Robust and Scalable
Optibus was built to support anything from the world’s most complex transit operations, to simpler, smaller systems. The platform can model any type of rule, union agreement, regulatory requirement etc., across thousands of vehicles and drivers. Our customers use Optibus in large cities and even entire countries. This not only provides an accurate and actionable plan; it also saves scheduler time and effort and frees them to work on other areas in the business where their expertise is required.
Strong Analytics & Reporting for Data-Driven Decisions
On top of the built-in business key performance indicators, Optibus analytics lets schedulers and operations executives compare scenarios, publish reports or answer complex questions, turning your operation into a smart, data-driven business.
Artificial Intelligence for On-Time Performance
Better on-time-performance is required to grow ridership and provide better service. Optibus leverages artificial intelligence and historical data to predict and analyze on-time performance, so that whenever you make schedule changes, you can immediately see the on-time performance impact and suggested schedule improvements. This prevents delays at the outset and precisely shows the cost and service impact of schedule changes.
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.
How MV Transportation Uses Optibus for Scheduling: a case study The following is based on an interview with Liz Stayner, Planning Manager at MV Transportation. Stayner uses Optibus for runcutting and scheduling for multiple MV divisions and agencies.St