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Optibus Raises $107 Million and Launches Geospatial Suite to Help Cities Shape the Future of Urban Mobility

Optibus, the cloud-native AI platform for planning and operating mass transportation, announced today that it has...

Stagecoach, the UK’s Largest Bus and Coach Operator, Partners with AI Platform Optibus to Help Plan the Bus Networks of the Future

Stagecoach, Britain’s biggest bus, coach and tram operator, has announced a major technological partnership that will...

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Deutsche Bahn Subsidiary ioki Partners With Optibus to Help Integrate Fixed-Route and On-Demand Transportation in Europe

 

Optibus Joins Open Transit Initiative to Work Together on Agile Transit Ecosystem

Optibus is committed to bringing cloud-centered technology in an open data platform to the mass transportation industry...

What the Biden Administration Means for the U.S. Transportation Industry

Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who ran against Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential...

Even With COVID-19, We Still Managed To Take This Road Trip

2020 will primarily be remembered as the year of the global pandemic – but here at Optibus we’ve used our time in (and...

Introducing Roster (Rota) Cycle Optimization

We’ve recently released roster cycle optimization, a feature we’re truly pleased with and that was developed in close...

Using ‘Lifestyle Rosters’ to Improve Diversity and Encourage Driver Retention

The problem: lack of diversity and driver shortages Driver shortages are a well-known problem in the mass...

Scenarios Are King: Scheduling And Planning For The Social Distancing Era (Part 2)

This is the second blog in a two-part series about the scheduling implications of COVID-19. Its focus is the second...

Scenarios Are King: Scheduling And Planning For The Social Distancing Era (Part 1)

Introduction In the past several months, public transportation is facing a staggering amount of uncertainty. First,...

LVL Jäger – Using Planning and Scheduling to Transform Business

LVL Jäger operates 88 vehicles with 222 employees in Ludwigsburg, Kornwestheim and Asperg in Germany, and in addition,...

Optibus Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum announced its selection of over 100 of the most promising Technology Pioneers of 2020, who are...

U.S. Cities Get a New Tool to Improve Transit Equality

Cities coming out of lockdown have many big-picture transit issues to consider as they plan their COVID-19 exit...

Under the Hood of Our New and Improved EV Module

For some time, we’ve been leading the industry in terms of planning and scheduling for electric fleets, both with...