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

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....

How Rosters Make A Huge Operational Difference

Roster optimization can drive efficiencies, save pay time and improve driver satisfaction. Most importantly, it reduces...

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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...

How Tower Transit Singapore Uses Optibus

Investing in digital innovation to streamline scheduling workflows and realize operational savings

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 Multi-Route Planning Can Unclog Urban Arteries

When the body’s arteries get clogged, blood flow declines and the heart struggles to pump enough blood at a nice steady...

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...

PTAs & PTOs, Don’t Lose Sight Of The Whole Picture: Why Sequential Scheduling Is A Thing Of The Past

It’s nice when steps are clearly laid out – complete step 1, move on to step 2, finish with step 3, and you’re done....

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...