Planning & Dispatching

Economical planning with people in mind

Delivering efficient public transit service requires the effective use of resources. The goal is to deploy just the right amount of vehicles to fulfill the scheduled timetable. On the other hand, timetables have to be robust enough to facilitate the service quality aspired. In addition, duty shifts have to be planned by keeping the drivers’ wishes in mind. A great challenge! The challenge is even more complex with the deployment of e-buses with their shorter ranges. 

We plan 10 times faster! Since we have started using MOBILE-PLAN, we have been able to fine-tune our schedules which has resulted in a 10% increase in on-time performance. The software has also allowed us to plan more efficient work shifts for our drivers while reducing overtime. Our planners’ productivity has also improved. For instance, what used to take two weeks to do manually can now be done in a matter of hours. This allows us more time to fine-tune schedules to improve connections for our passengers.

Vanessa Rauschenberger

Gold Coast Transit Ventura County/California

What INIT can help you achieve

Increase efficiency

  • Optimize timetables, blocks, duties, rosters, staff and vehicle assignments
  • Automate depot management and reduce managing efforts
  • Simplify planning and bidding processes
  • Automate staff deployments
  • Receive bi-directional data exchange

Increase service quality and staff satisfaction

  • Produce robust timetables for greater punctuality
  • Plan duty rosters in accordance with employee preferences
  • Support driver reliefs in the event of delays or dispatching measures
  • Facilitate easier pull outs
  • Build reliable blocks for e-buses using specific parameters

Aside from the need to balance economical goals with service quality and staff satisfaction, there are many parameters to consider for finding the best timetables, blocks, duties, shift schedules or contractors. The integrated planning and dispatching solutions from INIT provide you with the solutions to meet these challenging tasks. Our planning tools consider working rules like legal regulations, union agreements, or arrangements within individual organizations. With planning and dispatching software from INIT, you can align important operational parameters like requested vehicle types, minimum layover times and home depots so you can deliver impeccable service to your passengers.


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