The Optibus Blog

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

Abigail Levner

PR & Communications Manager

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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...

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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...

New York’s Nassau Inter County Express (NICE) Chooses Optibus For Its Scheduling Platform

Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) is the local bus system serving Nassau County, New York and eastern portions of the...

Webinar Recap: What Does Public Transportation Need To Know About Electric Buses And Their Operations

On January 30th, we hosted a webinar together with viriciti. You access the webinar replay here (link). The webinar was...

Can Mass Transport Route Planning Be Made As Simple As A Road Trip?

Let’s say you’re planning one of those legendary road trips – Route 66 in the US or Scotland’s North Coast. A quick...

Mary Dalby Joins Optibus As Its Head Of Customer Success, UK & Eire

We are delighted to announce that Mary Dalby is joining us as our Head of Customer Success, UK & Eire. Prior to joining...