Fixed Route transit scheduling is an undervalued and often misunderstood task for public transit agencies. It encompasses a complex process that involves several detailed analytical procedures. Trip building, run-cutting, blocking, and creating driver bids are all sub-tasks of fixed route scheduling. The use of Reveal Fixed Route Software yields various improvements to an agencies scheduling process.
Reveal’s software is an interactive tool which provides the scheduler with greater flexibility, functionality, and control over scheduling their services. The software reduces mistakes, improves route efficiency, improves driver efficiency, reduces the time it takes staff to complete daily activities, and provides the agency with better reporting with interactive capabilities.
The Reveal Fixed Route application is a thin client web-based application. The application tracks the location of each unit as services are running “Live”. Reveal’s Fixed Route application interfaces with cellular enabled devices in order to provide proactive communication to the dispatchers. The GPS coordinates provided to the system determines if the service is operating on-time based on the accuracy of the geo-coded time points/stops. The application determines if the system is running on-time and notifies dispatchers when vehicles are running late, as well as allows the end user the capability to check on the location of the bus. Due to the application providing web-based access to clients; the solution requires no agency installation which significantly decreases the cost to the agency as there are no additional hardware costs.