Newport Transport moves to the cloud with Omnibus

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One of two new Yutong E12 buses used on the Chepstow to Bristol TrawsCymru route T7, operated by Newport Transport. KARL OAKLEY

Newport Transport is expanding its partnership with Omnibus by moving its existing software to the cloud to increase efficiency. The operator will migrate its timetabling, mapping, scheduling, rostering and timetable publicity software to a cloud-based scheduling platform, and upgrade its depot allocation system, OmniDAS, to a cloud-native version of the solution. The cloud scheduling platform allows for collaboration on jobs, increases accuracy with automatic file management and provides operators with a clear picture of their operation through enhanced reporting capabilities.

OmniDAS cloud is designed to provide operators with a holistic view of their operations with real-time driver and vehicle management control to enable services to be delivered safely and legally whilst minimising costs. Newport Transport believes the cloud solutions will eliminate infrastructure costs and provide the capabilities it needs to streamline processes on a secure and flexible platform.

Director of Delivery (Commercial) at Newport Transport Morgan Stevens explained: “The modernisation of our processes is key to providing reliable bus services more efficiently, and we look forward to achieving this using software solutions we already know and trust.

“Omnibus has in-depth knowledge of the passenger transport market and has proven experience in cloud-deployed solutions. We are confident Omnibus will enable us to continue streamlining business processes with solutions that support our growth plans.”

Peter Crichton, the founder of Omnibus, said: “We are proud to continue and build on our relationship with Newport Transport providing them with solutions that will further increase their efficiency and help streamline their processes. We are committed to delivering innovative solutions which support operators’ long-term goals and enable them to overcome their challenges.”