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

5 Critical Capabilities of a Modern Depot Operation

Whether you’re an allocator, dispatcher, fleet or HR manager, or otherwise — if you’re involved in the field of depot...

5 Transportation Planning Best Practices to Help You Plan Better Routes

To state the obvious, transportation planning is an extremely complicated process, involving many crucial, yet...

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The Case for Roster Optimization

Introduction: Bus operations are complex, and so is scheduling. It is a combination of craft and science, and...

What Do Public Transportation Operators Think About The Efficiency Of Their Service?

We are strong believers that in the case of public transportation, efficiency needs to be both measured and managed....

Everything You Wanted To Know About Other People’s Rostering Practices

We know vehicle and crew scheduling are complex, and we know most transportation players optimize them. How many use...

The Rostering Practice That Makes Life More Fair For Bus Drivers

Where would we be without bus drivers?

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How Rosters Make A Huge Operational Difference

Roster optimization can drive efficiencies, save pay time and improve driver satisfaction. Most importantly, it reduces...

Relief Vehicle Scheduling: The Forgotten Optimization Dimension

When we talk about scheduling optimization, we often focus on vehicles and drivers and forget an important factor:...

How Multi-Route Planning Can Unclog Urban Arteries

When the body’s arteries get clogged, blood flow declines and the heart struggles to pump enough blood at a nice steady...

How To Tell Which Cloud-Based Scheduling Platform Is Right For You

You’ve decided you are going to use a cloud-based platform for your planning and scheduling needs. Rest assured: You’ve...

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...

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...

Webinar Recap: What Does Public Transportation Need To Know About Electric Buses And Their Operations

On January 30th, we hosted a webinar together with viriciti. You access the webinar replay here (link). The webinar was...