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

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...

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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...

Using Rules To Make Better Decisions: California’s Wage Order #9 As An Example

A brief introduction California is known for its ambitious labor laws, often exceeding federal requirements. California...

How We’re Revolutionizing Transit Operations

Launching Optibus OnTime