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,...

Helping Transit Agencies Create A COVID-19 Exit Strategy At No Cost

Different cities, regions and countries were hit by the COVID-19 outbreak at varying times and instituted changes to...

Generating COVID-19 Alternative Plans For Transit Operations

With the COVID-19 virus disrupting the movement of people around the world, we’ve been getting requests from Optibus...

Helping Transit Agencies Manage COVID-19 With No-Cost Alternative Service Plans

Movement in and between cities is being reduced around the world in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving public...

11 Tips And Tricks To Win More Transport Business

For transportation operators, winning new business lies at the heart of their strategy. Tenders are serious business –...

Kevin English Joins Optibus As Its Head Of Customer Success, North America

We are delighted to announce that Kevin English is joining us as our Head of Customer Success, North America. Kevin...

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 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,...

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...