La Linea spa is bringing electric buses to Venice and real-time operations to Italy using Optibus’ Planning, Scheduling, Rostering, and Operations products.
La Linea spa is the largest private bus operator in northeast Italy. The operator provides public transportation services as subcontractors in Venice, Belluno, and Verona and directly operates services in Schio and Venice.
La Linea spa will be expanding their existing service in Venice this year, with a new fleet of 20 electric vehicles. They will be also participating in RFP submissions to expand their services in the Veneto region in the coming years. To achieve this growth, La Linea spa was looking for an advanced planning and scheduling solution that reduces manual activities and increases efficiency.
To manage their services and create a data-driven, agile operation, La Linea spa chose Optibus’ Planning, Scheduling, Rostering, and Operations products, creating an end-to-end solution for all transportation planning and management needs across their business. Optibus’ rapid scenario creation tool was a major draw because it supports the simulation of many different service scenarios, leading to the optimal scenario for winning tenders. The software also lets users set unlimited preferences, giving La Linea spa the flexibility and power to optimize operations for meeting specific business goals. The usability of the planning product will help La Linea to easily manage and integrate the different types of data sources that they receive from operators they work with as subcontractors.
Optibus' Electric Vehicle management tools support EV scheduling and planning needs, such as defining charging times, locations and minimum battery levels, making it easier to operate EV routes.
“Optibus’ innovative products improve work processes for our schedulers and dispatchers by simplifying and automating all tasks, both small and large. Whether it is defining routes or scheduling duties and electric vehicles, Optibus helps us reach the optimal scenario,” said Massimo Fiorese, CEO of La Linea Spa.