Flint, Michigan's Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) announced it is now using Optibus for planning, scheduling, and rostering.
MTA operates public transportation in Flint, Michigan, and offers three types of services: local fixed-route with 14 lines, regional commuter services, and peak services.
To plan these services, MTA was using manual processes that could take weeks to produce new scenarios.
“MTA is embarking on a journey of digitalization. By introducing new technologies, our agency will achieve a new level of agility and efficiency, resulting in higher quality services for public transit riders across Flint and better work shifts for the drivers that keep our city moving,” said Paul Mattern, manager of Planning and Scheduling at MTA.
Optibus' software optimization algorithms, artificial intelligence, and KPI dashboard increase MTA’s visibility into opportunities for efficiency.
Now, MTA can create smarter schedules and rosters that meet business metrics and help retain and attract operators.
“We evaluated several digital solutions for our agency. Optibus came out on top of the competition as technologically superior. The optimization speed is unmatched and the cloud-native architecture is a huge bonus. We now have the tools needed to work faster and more efficiently and to improve resource usage and driver retention,” said Mattern.