Mitigating Driver Shortages in Public Transport: How to Build Better Schedules that Attract and Retain Drivers

Solving the driver shortage requires a new approach to attracting and retaining bus drivers to the public transportation industry.

In this session, participants learnt how to create ‘lifestyle rosters’ and custom schedules that expand the candidate pool and increase drivers’ happiness, leading to more job applications and higher retention rates. This session also included a case study on how one public agency tackled their driver shortage by reducing split shifts and increasing run quality, followed by an Optibus platform demo and live Q&A.


Dave JoshuaDave Joshua, General Manager, EMEA at Optibus

Dave leads Europe for Optibus and is responsible for both our people and growth in the region. He’s highly experienced both at a strategic level and directly advising clients in analytics, big data and optimization projects for the top FTSE and Fortune 100 for over 10 years. Previously he’s worked as VP of Sales for Romonet, started new regions from scratch as VP EMEA for Canara and European Sales Director for Powershield as well as other senior technology roles across multiple sectors. Dave also founded a not-for-profit technology graduate platform, launching from Google’s London HQ in 2012. As well as speaking 5 different languages, including studying a Modern Languages degree at the University of Exeter, he possesses multiple accreditations in ML, BI and data strategy. Dave has a very deep and passionate interest in mobility solutions and knows Optibus has the opportunity fundamentally change the public transit world for good.

Gustavo Barroso Gustavo Barroso, Presales Engineer at Optibus

Gustavo Barroso is a Presales Engineer at Optibus, where he leads platform demonstrations and technical sales processes for the U.K. and Nordic regions. Previously, he worked as a business and technical consultant for the financial technology market at a SaaS banking platform for private banks and wealth managers. Gustavo has a bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering and a masters degree in Financial Economics.



Is the webinar free?
Yes – there is no charge to watch the webinar, either live or on-demand.

When will the webinar take place?
The webinar will be taking place on 09 December 2021 at 10:00 CST/ 16:00 GMT/ 17:00 CET.

Can I watch the webinar later?
The webinar will become available to watch on-demand shortly after the live broadcast takes place.

What are the benefits of attending live?
During the live webinar, you will be able to pose questions to the speakers, which will then be answered during the live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

How long will the webinar be?
The live webinar will last for up to one hour.

Who will be moderating?
Josh Minchin, Junior Editor, Intelligent Transport.

What do I need to watch this webinar?
All you need is a computer with an internet connection. It is advised to use headphones where possible for your own comfort.