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.
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.
Taking detours in your stride
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. Learn how HASTUS can help you to provide precise, up-to-date information and analytics about detours for customers, drivers and external systems.
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.
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.
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.
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 show 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.
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!
The program sessions names, descriptions and schedule are preliminary. More details to come.