Best practices for planning: setting the stage for quality schedules and operations even after COVID-19
Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, transit agencies were forced to quickly change their planning, from routes to timetables and blocking. Yet many thorny questions remained unanswered...
Rotas (Rosters) Can Get Complex. Here’s How to Simplify Them.
You already know that using rotating rotas (or rosters) is an effective way to be fair and equitable to drivers, since drivers rotate through each roster line and each have the same workweeks at different times. Plus it’s easier to assign duties to drivers when multiple drivers can be slotted in. But what happens when complexities creep in?
Is Electric Bus adoption only about finance and engineering? What about software?
In Europe, in spite of COVID-19, electrification of bus fleets is still continuing. We must continue to drive cleaner air and energy adoption. Experts, however, focus on the physical vehicle and infrastructure and the actual day-to-day operation is forgotten. Since scheduling EVs is complex, the use of software should be taken into account.
Efficiency in public transport – how can it be measured and does it matter at all post COVID-19?
We will discuss efficiency as well as whether it is of importance post COVID-19 with its reduced ridership and, in some cases, service.
COVID-19 Exit Strategies: How to Ramp Up Public Transportation After Lockdown
This webinar will discuss how the new reality will play out in scheduling and planning public transportation and provide some detailed examples of such scenarios.
A practical look at scheduling for efficiency and performance
In this webinar we will take a closer look at scheduling practices and how they can improve efficiency, driver satisfaction and on-time performance
How to Measure and Improve the Efficiency of Your Fixed-Route Service
There is no one golden rule of operational efficiency, but improving it can have many benefits. In this webinar we discuss: How to measure transit operations efficiency The importance of focusing on passenger service Using agency and operator cooperation to increase efficiency Iterating on the timetable Checking labor rule variations & rosters Relief, mid-day parking…
The Future of Mass Transit Planning and Scheduling: Five Predictions for the Near Future
In the past year and in the wake of many changes in the mobility world, cities have taken a greater role in setting ground rules for transportation. All this has transformed mass transit and its role in cities, while at the same time, new technologies are affecting planning and scheduling. This webinar will discuss these…
Rostering the Smart Way: How to Maximize Your Time, Cut Costs, & Keep Your Drivers Happy
Rostering can be a painful process. You’ve got a complex combination of duties and trips, and you need to allocate them while keeping to hard-and-fast constraints like rest time and days off – mixed in with efforts to reduce costs and meet driver requests. And, you might have different groups of drivers that each have…
What You Need to Know About Electric Bus Scheduling and Operations
Electric vehicles are a new technology that presents public transportation agencies and operators with a host of new challenges and questions about maintenance, utility charges, planning and scheduling. Are you interested in learning more about electric vehicles? If so, then watch this webinar to hear: You will learn: Key planning considerations How to increase utilization…
Next Generation Scheduling With Optibus at Nassau Inter-County Express
Learn how Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) modernized its planning and scheduling software, and how such platforms help deal with the challenges many agencies are dealing with. While mobility solutions are driven by immense technology innovation, agencies and transit operators are dealing with driver shortages, ridership and efficiency challenges that require modern planning and scheduling technology.…
What MaaS Means for the Transportation Industry and How Transit Agencies Can Prepare for It
You’ve heard of mobility as a service (MaaS). MaaS is about transportation that’s accessible on demand. Is that enough or can we do a better job of explaining it? Now you can go beyond the hype and demystify what MaaS really means for the future of transportation – and what steps transit agencies can take…
What Shuttle Operators Need to Know About Planning and Scheduling
New platforms, made for fixed-route operations, are set to transform costs, performance and efficiencies. These platforms can also deliver significant operating improvements to shuttle operators. This webinar discusses the impact next-generation planning and scheduling platforms have on shuttle operations regardless of whether these are employee shuttles, airport services or any other form of shuttle-based transportation.…
How Next Generation Scheduling Impacts Business
Just like new mobility alternatives are changing the game in the urban transit space, next generation scheduling carries enormous transformational potential. This Webinar addresses the differences of next-generation planning and scheduling platforms, covering a detailed case study to explain how these systems can transform and improve transit operations. You will learn: The 8 characteristics of…
What can next-gen scheduling do for public transport: a Webinar with Leon Daniels
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.
It’s About Time – Preventing Transit Delays with Better Planning
This webinar replay showcases Optibus' OnTime capability - the ability to use machine learning and integrate external real-time data to predict on-time performance and create better schedules and plans a a result.