The Optibus Blog

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

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...

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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,...

How Tower Transit Singapore Uses Optibus

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

MV Transportation: Improving Efficiencies

MV Transportation is the largest privately-owned passenger transportation contracting services firm in the United...

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...

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...