The business and operational impact of next gen planning and scheduling

Supported by:

27 February 2019

Supported by:

27 February 2019


New planning and scheduling platforms are changing how public transportation operators and agencies work. This webinar took a close look at how legacy planning and scheduling can force certain practices on operations, and how the introduction of new technologies can transform operations and business results. This webinar included a detailed discussion of several issues, such as timetables, route planning, optimisation algorithms and more.

Key learning points:

  • The eight characteristics of next-generation platforms
  • How new platforms differ from legacy platforms and why this matters
  • From route planning through timetables, schedules and rotas – the new workflow
  • The role of artificial intelligence in dealing with on-time performance
  • EV scheduling
  • Understand the ROI of using such systems


Dave Joshua, General Manager, Optibus UK & Eire, Optibus

Dave Joshua is General Manager, UK & Eire at Optibus and is responsible for both our people and growth in the region. He’s highly experienced at a strategic level and when directly advising clients in analytics, big data and optimisation 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 five 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 to fundamentally change the public transport world for good.

Andy Gray, Scheduling Advisor, Optibus

Andy Gray is a Scheduling Advisor at Optibus and has a 37-year career in bus and tram scheduling. Prior to Optibus he worked at First London (and its predecessor companies), heading scheduling there as well as for Croydon Trams, compiling timetables, duty schedules and rotas. He began his career in 1980, working as a trainee on London Transport schedules. Between 2001 and 2017 Andy drove one Croydon Tram duty every 28 days. He also drives buses on rail replacement at weekends for a large London operator.