Transportation Provider to the Garden State

NJ TRANSIT delivers public transportation services in the state of New Jersey, USA, linking to major points in New York and Philadelphia.

 

How did HASTUS help?

NJ TRANSIT eliminated several inefficiencies and achieved significant cost savings using the Vehicle and CrewOpt automatic blocking and runcutting algorithms in HASTUS.

 

About NJ Transit

  • Third-largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit in the United States

  • Nearly 270 million passenger trips each year

  • Service area: 5,325 sq. mi. (13,790 km2)


Stats: 

20,000

Paid hours per year saved

2%

Paid-hour reduction

2

Buses saved per weekday

Highlights:

Objective: lower costs for same service levels

  • Reduce excessive non-driving pay time

  • Get all runs as close to 8 hours as possible

Workforce buy-in

  • Maintained number of duties of each type (straights, splits, etc.)

  • Kept same staffing level

Rolled out at garages serving 20% of network

  • Implemented CrewOpt at Big Tree, Hilton and Orange garages

  • CrewOpt produces cost-efficient crew schedules that promote regularity and robustness in operations

Positive results

  • Saved nearly 20,000 paid hours per year

  • Reduced paid hours by 2% for weekday scheduled service

  • Minimized daily vehicle requirements, saving at least two buses per weekday

More to come 

  • Introduce CrewOpt in other service areas at first three garages

  • Implement at other garages 

Potential savings 

  • Expect to save nearly 100,000 paid hours per year for the entire network 
We were able to achieve significant budget savings in a tight fiscal climate without making any changes to the actual service that we provide to our customer base!

Alan Maiman, Deputy General Manager, Bus Service Planning, 
NJ TRANSIT