The Optibus Blog

Thoughts about scheduling, planning, mass transit, technology, algorithms and more.

The Future of Bus Services in the UK: Looking at Local Authority Power, Network Planning and Potential Changes Under a New Labour Government

Bus services are vital for local communities, connecting people to jobs, education, healthcare, and leisure activities....

Public Transportation in 2024: Innovating the Way We Move, Together

In a recent webinar titled "Public Transportation In 2024: Innovating The Way We Move, Together," a panel of experts...

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Volvo Buses & Optibus Announce Strategic Partnership

Optibus, a leading software platform for planning and operating more efficient, sustainable public transportation...

Innovating Together: Christina Brinck on Volvo's Investment in Optibus

As Optibus celebrates its 10th anniversary, we delve into the strategic investment and collaboration with Volvo Group...

Planning for Reliable Bus Services: The Potential of AI in the UK’s New Bus Franchising Era

With a general election coming on the 4th July, the public transport landscape in the UK could soon undergo a...

A Decade of Impact III: Developing an Impact-Driven Product Ecosystem

2024 marks a significant milestone for Optibus: our tenth anniversary as a company and a decade of commitment to...

Optibus and Snapper Services Launch Integration to Improve On-Time Performance and Service Reliability

Seamless data integration gives public transportation operators access to historical data and predictive insights that...

Revolutionising UK Buses: The Road to Franchising and the Future of Public Transport

For decades, the UK's bus market, outside of the renowned London network, has stagnated under deregulation. What was...

A Decade of Impact II: Breakthrough from start-up idea to software on the ground

2024 marks a significant milestone for Optibus: our tenth anniversary as a company and a decade of commitment to...

Shaping the future of public transportation with AI, impact and care

As Optibus celebrates its 10th anniversary, we delve into the company’s innovations, challenges, and future with CTO...

Swiftly’s Accurate Run-Time Data Now Available in Optibus Platform

To enable agencies to leverage high-quality data sets that improve on-time performance and service reliability,...

A Decade of Impact I: Solving the Unsolvable Math Problem Behind Public Transportation

2024 marks a significant milestone for Optibus: our tenth anniversary as a company and a decade of commitment to...

Join Optibus at IT-Trans: Explore our thriving partner ecosystem

Uniting for Impact: Our Ecosystem Vision Our partner ecosystem empowers transportation agencies and operators with a...

Establishing a new standard in passenger information systems

Improving the passenger experience plays a key role in Optibus’ move to make public transportation the mobility mode of...