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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,...

How Tower Transit Singapore Uses Optibus

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MV Transportation: Improving Efficiencies

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

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...

Defining “Future-Proof” In The Context Of Public Transit Software

While the words “fireproof” and “bulletproof” appear in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “future-proof” still hasn’t...

When Optimization Is A Zero-Sum Game: Bidding For New Business

In Game Theory, a zero-sum game is a situation where someone’s gain is someone else’s loss: if you give a larger piece...

Can We Optimize City Transportation Better Than A Museum Robber Could?

Occasionally we hear about a famous museum heist, and maybe we wonder how it was done. I can’t explain how the...

What Shuttle Operators Need To Know About Planning And Scheduling

How fixed-route operations platforms enable better shuttle services and save costs Shuttle operations need to be...

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...

SaaS Vs. On-Premises For Public Transportation Software: Total Cost Of Ownership And More

Historically, public transit agencies and operators have been using on-premises software to manage their operations...

Mary Dalby Joins Optibus As Its Head Of Customer Success, UK & Eire

We are delighted to announce that Mary Dalby is joining us as our Head of Customer Success, UK & Eire. Prior to joining...

Five Predictions About The Future Of Transit And Mobility In 2019

Mobility is rapidly changing, with new service offerings, electrification and an increasing impact on our basic...

Leon Daniels Awarded An OBE In The New Year’s Honours List

Optibus congratulates its Head of Strategy, UK, Leon Daniels, on being awarded an Officer of the Most Excellent Order...

All Of The Above: Optimizing Drivers And Vehicles At The Same Time

Scheduling for mass transit isn’t simple. In fact, scheduling is a NP-Hard problem. As a result, it requires intensive...