This issue can be addressed with both long-term and short-term planning strategies. In the long term, agencies can increase driver retention and help driver recruitment by planning more appealing driver duties – what Liz Stayner, a Planning Manager at MV Transportation called “driver work quality.” Similarly, if better rosters are created, drivers can benefit from a better work-life balance. And in the short term, agencies must be prepared for the worst-case scenario — when there simply aren’t enough drivers to fill in the schedule, a minor catastrophe which can also be efficiently dealt with using next-generation scheduling.
Public Transit Suffering from a Driver Shortage? Apply Some Scheduling Magic
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