The Optibus Blog

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

Abigail Levner

PR & Communications Manager

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Kevin English Joins Optibus As Its Head Of Customer Success, North America

We are delighted to announce that Kevin English is joining us as our Head of Customer Success, North America. Kevin...

Optibus News: We’re Opening An NYC Office And Kevin Foreman Will Head Our North America Operations

We’re excited to announce that we’re opening an office in New York City and that Kevin Foreman will be leading our U.S....

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How Better Bus Routes And Service Quality Doubled Ridership In This City

When the affluent Israeli coastal city of Herzliya, just north of Tel Aviv, was preparing to overhaul its bus service,...

Can You Schedule A Shared Service Taxi?

Introduction: a private service that provides much needed frequency along routes Long before Ford’s Chariot service was...

Relief Vehicle Scheduling: The Forgotten Optimization Dimension

When we talk about scheduling optimization, we often focus on vehicles and drivers and forget an important factor:...

MV Transportation: Improving Efficiencies

MV Transportation is the largest privately-owned passenger transportation contracting services firm in the United...

Reducing Bus Bunching on BRT Systems

Bus Bunching is a Vicious Cycle If you’ve ever waited for what seems like hours at a bus stop, only to have 3 buses...

Understanding the Algorithmic Challenges of EV Optimization

Why EV Public Transit Scheduling is Different The global drive to decrease fossil fuel dependency and resulting policy...

How To Tell Which Cloud-Based Scheduling Platform Is Right For You

You’ve decided you are going to use a cloud-based platform for your planning and scheduling needs. Rest assured: You’ve...

Webinar Recap: Next Generation Scheduling With Optibus At Nassau Inter-County Express

On June 5th, we hosted a webinar with the Director of Planning and Scheduling at the Nassau Intercounty Express, Jon...

Webinar Recap: What MaaS Means For The Transportation Industry & How Transit Agencies Can Prepare For It

On May 8th we hosted a webinar with David Zipper, a Resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund, where he leads the...

Defining “Future-Proof” In The Context Of Public Transit Software

While the words “fireproof” and “bulletproof” appear in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “future-proof” still hasn’t...

CEO Amos Haggiag At Bus2Bus Conference: AI Will Transform Mass Transportation

Autonomous vehicles may be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of artificial intelligence in...

When Optimization Is A Zero-Sum Game: Bidding For New Business

In Game Theory, a zero-sum game is a situation where someone’s gain is someone else’s loss:  if you give a larger piece...