Squarepeg digitalises with Omnibus

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Leeds independent Squarepeg Buses has selected Omnibus cloud solutions to optimise scheduling and operational activities. The operator provides public, private and school transport services to its customer base in the West Yorkshire city and surrounding areas, and said it needed software to enable it to work smarter in the aftermath of the pandemic.

Established in 2009 and with a peak vehicle requirement (PVR) of 13, the operator will deploy timetabling, vehicle scheduling, rostering, mapping, depot allocation and data sharing solutions from software specialists Omnibus. The software has been developed by Omnibus over 30 years and is designed to gain operational and cost efficiencies in the planning of services as well as making the process easier for schedulers.

Simon Daymond, Director of Squarepeg Buses, said: “We’ve always embraced technology and our approach has been to find opportunities through software, rather than scrambling for solutions when problems occur. Covid-19 brought this to the fore and gave us an opportunity to pause and reflect on what we do as a business. We were impressed by the clear superiority of the Omnibus products and the cloud benefits they will provide our family-focussed business. We’re driven by the needs of our passengers; the team at Omnibus has a strong background in the bus industry and deep understanding of the challenges operators face which will make a major contribution to the continued high-quality of our services.”

Peter Crichton, founder of Omnibus, said: “We are delighted that Squarepeg Buses has chosen Omnibus to address its scheduling and operational requirements to support its future growth and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Our technology is designed specifically for schedulers and is quick and easy to use with efficient processes which improve productivity.”

Squarepeg Buses operates public and school services around Leeds. OMNIBUS