The Optibus Blog

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

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...

Can We Optimize City Transportation Better Than A Museum Robber Could?

Occasionally we hear about a famous museum heist, and maybe we wonder how it was done. I can’t explain how the...

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What Shuttle Operators Need To Know About Planning And Scheduling

How fixed-route operations platforms enable better shuttle services and save costs Shuttle operations need to be...

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...

Public Transit Suffering From A Driver Shortage? Apply Some Scheduling Magic

We have heard from numerous clients – located on two sides of the globe – that driver shortages are one of their most...

SaaS Vs. On-Premises For Public Transportation Software: Total Cost Of Ownership And More

Historically, public transit agencies and operators have been using on-premises software to manage their operations...

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...

Five Predictions About The Future Of Transit And Mobility In 2019

Mobility is rapidly changing, with new service offerings, electrification and an increasing impact on our basic...

Leon Daniels Awarded An OBE In The New Year’s Honours List

Optibus congratulates its Head of Strategy, UK, Leon Daniels, on being awarded an Officer of the Most Excellent Order...

All Of The Above: Optimizing Drivers And Vehicles At The Same Time

Scheduling for mass transit isn’t simple. In fact, scheduling is a NP-Hard problem. As a result, it requires intensive...

Investing In Our Platform And Making The Most Of Our Recent $ 40 M Investment Round

The past twelve months were great ones for Optibus: we enhanced our product with AI for on-time performance, added...

Launching Our Re-designed Roster

What is rostering? Rostering is the final step of the scheduling process, combining (daily) driver duties to create...