The Optibus Blog

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

The Case for Roster Optimization

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

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...

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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...

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?

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 –...

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...

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 Rosters Make A Huge Operational Difference

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

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,...

Can You Schedule A Shared Service Taxi?

Introduction: a private service that provides much needed frequency along routes Long before Ford’s Chariot service was...