DISCOVER OUR SCHEDULING SESSIONS

Our sessions for schedulers tackle hot topics like handling operator shortages or the scheduling challenges of electric fleets, and we’ll also explore how to tackle a range of challenges that schedulers meet every day.

(S.1)

Creating, analyzing and comparing multiple vehicle- and crew-schedule options

Wednesday, September 28 | 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

We'll take you though the process of creating different scenarios based on your objectives – such as driver satisfaction, service efficiency and robustness – and you'll see exciting new tools that allow you to compare scenarios, using your KPIs.

We’ll also have a broader discussion on KPIs, how they can help you monitor efficiency through time, and the advantages and limits of using KPIs for benchmarking with your peers.

 
Christian Dodier

Account Manager

Flavie Gagnon

Product Manager

(S.2)

HEY, THERE'S A DETOUR. – THANKS, I ALREADY KNEW.

Wednesday, September 28 | 1:30–2:30 PM

Roadworks seem to pop up everywhere, with serious impacts on your planned bus service – and customer satisfaction. With a testimonial from Copenhagen-based Movia Trafik and input from our experts, learn how customers, drivers, potential sub contractors, and external systems can benefit with precise, up-to-date detour information and analytics from HASTUS.

 
Poul Bayer
Head of Scheduling – Movia

 
Simon Fortier

Account Manager

Damien Lescal
Team Lead – Projects
(S.3)

Writing rules that mean what you want... and making sure they're OK before hitting "Optimize"!

Thursday, September 29 | 10:45–11:45 AM

HASTUS gives you great flexibility to define rules. Even so, CrewOpt and MinBus users know that it can be tricky to model rules that do the right thing and are efficient for the algorithms. And once a rule is written, do you have to wait for CrewOpt to run to make sure it’s OK?

We’ll take a half-instructional, half-quizz-show, 100% fun approach to show you the right way to write rules, how to validate them before running CrewOpt, and what’s coming soon to make it all even easier.

 
Christian Dodier

Account Manager

Guy Francoeur

Team Lead – Projects

(S.4)

Transitioning from planning to scheduling

Thursday, September 29 | 1:15–2:15 PM

How do you transition from planning to scheduling? What level of detail do planners go into when designing a project? How do they evaluate costs? How do they pass their work on to schedulers when the project is approved and must be put in production?

Whether you use NetPlan or other tools, we (and your fellow HASTUS users) would love to hear how all this works in your agency, or how it is coordinated between the authority and the operators. Listen to presentations from other users and join in by sharing your own tips and challenges.

 
Maiken Krogdal Larsen
Project Manager – Movia

 
Aziz Boubguel

Account Manager

Jean-Raymond Simard
Business Analyst
(S.5)

Scheduling strategies to handle frequent service changes and operator shortages

Thursday, September 29 | 2:30–3:30 PM

More and more, the traditional 4-month-booking is giving way to more frequent, or ongoing, schedule changes. This tendency, and the current operator shortage, are intensified by the COVID situation.

We'll explore the different strategies that you can put in place at the timetabling and scheduling level to respond to these new realities.

 
Michel Courval
CEO – CSched
 
Shaun Morrell
Manager of Scheduling & Systems Support – Metro Transit, Minneapolis
 
Mohab Abla

Senior Director – Product Management, Expert Advisory Team and New Markets

Flavie Gagnon

Product Manager

(S.6)

Poor on-time performance: where is my problem?

Thursday, September 29 | 3:45–4:45 PM

When you see poor on-time performance on a route, are you tempted to go straight to ATP to review your run times? Poorly defined run times might not be the problem. We'll start the session by showing you different tools – including dashboards, Rider and ATP – that you can use to get a better understanding of your reliability issues and zero-in on solutions. You’ll also learn how HASTUS uses AI and historical data available in ATP to help you evaluate and improve your vehicle schedules to promote on-time performance.

Next, Jacob Brunswick, from the City of Phoenix, will demonstrate how ATP can be used to reduce vehicle waiting times at timing points.

Michel Courval, from CSched, will then present tips for the optimal use of HASTUS’ run-time smoothing feature. The last part of the session will be a discussion on how ATP can be used to improve the passenger experience as well as the working conditions of drivers.

 
Jacob Brunswick
Planner III – Valley Metro/City of Phoenix
 
Michel Courval
CEO – CSched
 
Simon Fortier

Account Manager

Timothy Spurr

Product Owner

(S.7)

Scheduling for e-buses

Friday, September 30 | 9:15–10:15 AM

Electric fleets are bringing a range of new challenges: you need to handle limited autonomy, charger location and availability, and much more. HASTUS algorithms are now taking charging and other e-bus constraints into account to optimize vehicle and crew schedules. Come and see how!

 
Anne-Marie Buki

Director - Central Europe & Nordic Countries

Jean-Raymond Simard

Business Analyst

Other sessions you might find interesting

(P.1)

Evaluating Pittsburgh’s BRT and redesigning Cincinnati’s network with NetPlan

Thursday, September 29 | 9:0010:15 AM

As a planner, scheduler, IT expert or dispatcher, you might be wondering about NetPlan: is it as great as we say it is?

Come see for yourself!

The first part of the session will focus on Pittsburgh Regional Transit’s upcoming BRT project, which aims to provide higher-quality, reliable transit service between the region’s two major employment centers – Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland – and the residential communities to the east.

We’ll show you how to evaluate the current network – as well as the proposed network changes related to the implementation of the BRT – directly in NetPlan, and how to create an engaging presentation to share the results using maps, graphs and other fun visuals.

In the second part of the session, planners Madison Jeffries and Kara Doersam of SORTA in Cincinnati will show you how they used NetPlan to design Phase 2 of “Reinventing Metro”, a region-wide network redesign, and follow on from the great success of Phase 1, which added seven routes that operate 24/7 for the first time in the region’s history.

 
To be confirmed
Pittsburgh Regional Transit

 
Kara Doersam

Planning Analyst – SORTA Cincinnati Metro

Madison Jeffries

Service Planner – SORTA Cincinnati Metro



 
Julie Roy

Business Analyst

Timothy Spurr

Product Owner

(E.2)

Cool tools in HASTUS? It's time to get to know them!

Thursday, September 29 | 9:00–10:15 AM

Maybe when using HASTUS you've thought, "If only I could save this exact view for later use," or "I wish I could choose the statistics to display in the statistics panel; do I need to be an IT expert to do that?"

No matter what level of IT expertise you have, HASTUS is full of cool tools to help you get the most out of the software. Come and explore them in this session. You’ll be glad you did!

 
Charles Brocchiero

Business Analyst

Kristina Loeschner-Greenberg

Business Analyst

(G.3)

E-bus challenges and opportunities

Wednesday, September 28 | 2:45–3:45 PM

Discover how agencies like yours are transitioning to electric buses and dealing with their impacts throughout the organization. Hear about their successes and challenges, exciting new technologies, and change-management strategies.

 
Andy Corbett
Commercial Delivery Director – RATP Dev Transit London
 
Joseph Raquel
Director of Planning – Foothill Transit
 
Anne-Marie Buki

Director - Central Europe & Nordic Countries

Dominique Osenda

Product Owner

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