by Future Transport-News
07 Dec 2022
Via Launches Remix Scheduling, an Intuitive Software Solution That Makes Scheduling Smarter and Easier for Transit Agencies
With the addition of Remix Scheduling to Via’s TransitTech portfolio, agencies gain access to the world’s first end-to-end smart transportation planning platform.
Via, the global leader in TransitTech, today announces the launch of Remix Scheduling, which provides transit agencies with the world’s most intuitively-designed, intelligent scheduling tool to make the most efficient decisions for their community’s transit operations in just a few clicks.
Via launched Remix Scheduling to help agencies remain resilient in the modern era of public transportation – one that includes driver shortages, evolving data reporting regulations, and unpredictable travel patterns brought on by remote work.
With Remix Scheduling, transit agencies are empowered with a dynamic platform that simplifies driver schedules and assignments. Within minutes, Remix Scheduling proposes multiple scheduling options, so planners can easily implement the most efficient transit routes and rosters – which in turn cuts costs, retains drivers, and creates nimble networks that can change as a community does.
Remix Scheduling also makes it easy for agencies to comply with new federal regulations for standard data reporting. Starting in 2023, U.S. transit agencies must publish their data in General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) format so that it can be accessed publicly, including by apps that help riders with transit planning. GTFS data improves rider experience because it includes information like schedules and fares, as well as real time information on vehicle positions and service advisories.
With the launch of Remix Scheduling, Via’s end-to-end TransitTech platform supports every step of the smart transportation planning process — from strategy to service design to implementation, including operator scheduling — eliminating the need for agencies to invest in and master multiple tools.
Key benefits of Remix Scheduling:
Visually intuitive, easy-to-learn interface: Scheduling beginners and experts alike can master the software in just a few days, unlike other tools that take years to learn – saving time and minimizing frustration.
Help teams make the most informed decisions: Remix Scheduling provides multiple scheduling options and insights, allowing agencies to easily evaluate the best decision for the riders and drivers in their network (unlike other tools, which provide just one option).
Simplify with a one-stop shop: Remix Scheduling brings every step of planning and scheduling into a single platform, and allows teams to work collaboratively and communicate in one place.
“Remix Scheduling is another step forward in Via’s vision to provide the global transit industry with an end-to-end digital infrastructure to make planning, implementation, and operations more efficient and equitable for all types of communities.”
The launch is Via’s second major product introduction since it acquired Remix in March 2021, and represents another stride forward in Via’s vision to create an end-to-end TransitTech platform for cities and agencies around the world.
This article was originally published by Via.
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