The road to success: Perfecting the art of bus scheduling

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What can make or break a bus operator? The buses themselves – quite possibly. The staff – almost certainly. But for most operators arguably the most critical of all factors is actually timetable scheduling, argues Gavin John, Scheduling Solutions Manager at Trapeze Group

Scheduling is the framework around which all of a bus operator’s activity is structured. Scheduling dictates when and where vehicles and staff are deployed, the service they offer, and how well that service meets the needs of the population. In short, it dictates the efficiency of the company.
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