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

How We Use FaaS To Optimize Mass Transit: Running Distributed Algorithms At “Infinite” Scale

Optibus creates a continuous plan for mass transit: city-wide planning and scheduling – determining where every vehicle...

The Four Ps Of Great Technology Workplaces: Why Optibus Is My Favorite Place In A 20-Year Career

Think of it, if you were looking for a new job in technology right now, which criteria would be on top of your list? My...

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Mass Transit Optimization For Buses: The Depot Problem

One of the great things about working for Optibus is the ability to apply math to the solution of real world problems....

How To Manage Overtime With Transportation Scheduling Software

The overtime crew scheduling (or runcutting) challenge Everyone has opinions about overtime. Some think it’s an...

Optibus Opens UK Offices, Appoints Dave Joshua As UK Country Manager, To Lead Regional Business Growth

August, 2018, London – Optibus, the leading provider of real-time operations and planning for mass transportation,...

London’s Paddington Station Is Now Optibus UK’s New – Additional – Home!

 

How Electric Buses Change Scheduling – And Why Charging Changes The Game

It’s difficult to decide whether the future of Electric Buses is already here. One article titled “Electric Buses Will...

Solving NP-Hard Problems To Optimize Large-Scale Systems: It Sounds Complicated, But It’s Not.

Have you ever solved a Rubik’s Cube? If not, maybe you’ve solved a Sudoku puzzle, or even just a maze on the back of a...

Can Artificial Intelligence Prevent Bus Bunching?

Bus bunching is one of the most common — and simultaneously most complicated — problems that transit companies face....

Webinar Recap: It’s About Time – Preventing Transit Delays With Better Planning

This webinar was held as part of the announcement of OnTime module of the Optibus platform. The OnTime module uses...

Introducing Next Generation Timetables: Automated, Interactive And Continuously Validated

Why timetables? Timetables are the backbone of any mass transit service – or really, timeplans – the aggregate of...

Free Scooters, Electric Bikes And Hoverboards at Optibus

 

Reducing Costs and Improving Work Quality: Solutions for Better Scheduling at MV Transportation

The following is based on an interview with Liz Stayner, Planning Manager at MV Transportation. Stayner uses Optibus...

The Impact Of Technology On The (Near) Future Of Jobs In Public Mass Transit: A Contrarian’s View

Are we facing a wave of technological unemployment in the mass transit space? John Maynard Keynes, the famous British...