09 May '18, 11am

Want efficient bus routes? Hear what our clients have to say in this @STNMagazine story.

Want efficient bus routes? Hear what our clients have to say in this @STNMagazine story.

The first example given was Boston Public Schools, which reportedly spends 10 percent of its $1.1 billion school budget on busing 25,000 students to 230 schools. The solution was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Operations Research Center. Software developed to analyze student rider information and traffic patterns calculated an enormous number of possible routes. It took 30 minutes to determine the best ones. BPS was able to cut 1 million miles and 50 buses from its operations and get down to 650 routes per day, amounting to a savings of between $3 million and $5 million for the 2018 academic year. Will Eger, strategic project manager for the BPS finance department, looks forward to a time when bus routing systems become automatically adjustable. If road conditions or traffic result in route delays, the bus could be rerouted via messages to the dri...

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