Reducing Costs and Improving Work Quality: Solutions for Better Scheduling at MV Transportation
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. Stayner started working at MV as a dispatcher in the Bay Area. She quickly moved into operations and special projects, helping different divisions with runcuts and operations…
Schedule optimization achieves much more than just cost reduction!
After using Optibus for several months, the bus company reports a positive impact on operational expenditure, due, amongst other factors, to the elimination of deadhead trips. Optimized vehicle schedules enabled Metropoline to reduce their fleet size, while improving quality of service, and avoiding penalties from the Ministry of Transport for delayed or cancelled trips. Most importantly, drivers enjoy better working conditions and convenient working hours with regular breaks in accordance with labor regulations, which assures their loyalty to Metropoline.
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