The Optibus Blog

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

Security Snapshot of Today’s Public Transportation Industry

As an IT Manager or CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) for a public transportation system, you have to make big...

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....

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2019 In Transportation Innovation At Optibus

 

What Can And Can’t Artificial Intelligence Do For Public Transport? Separating Myth From Reality

Mass Transportation is a challenge worthy of AI Let’s think of London: each and every day, millions of people move...

Understanding the Algorithmic Challenges of EV Optimization

Why EV Public Transit Scheduling is Different The global drive to decrease fossil fuel dependency and resulting policy...

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...

PTAs & PTOs, Don’t Lose Sight Of The Whole Picture: Why Sequential Scheduling Is A Thing Of The Past

It’s nice when steps are clearly laid out – complete step 1, move on to step 2, finish with step 3, and you’re done....

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...

CEO Amos Haggiag At Bus2Bus Conference: AI Will Transform Mass Transportation

Autonomous vehicles may be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of artificial intelligence in...

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...

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...

How We Use FaaS To Optimize Mass Transit: Running Distributed Algorithms At “Infinite” Scale

Optibus creates a continuous plan for mass transit: city-wide planning and scheduling – determining where every vehicle...