The user-friendly software application has been developed by the US-based intelligent transport systems experts at Mentor Engineering. New to the UK, the fixed-transit solution makes public transport organisations more competitive by automating the process of creating safe, efficient and cost-effective bus routes that provide higher levels of passenger satisfaction.
Streets Schedule eliminates inefficient manual planning with software that simplifies transport scheduling by building routes and trips, generating runs and timetables. Drivers can then be automatically assigned to timetables and driver schedules are produced with a click of a mouse.
The software incorporates on-screen mapping tools for placing bus stops and routes accurately without duplication or overlapping. From this efficient schedules can be built with their service levels for regular or holiday services. Available trips are then displayed, and the scheduler assigns trips to drivers using a simple drag-and-drop action.
Streets Schedule can produce online timetables that are fully compatible with the Google Transit Feed Specification. Schedules can be quickly produced for web and print and seamless integration with Google Maps gives passengers a one-stop source for easy online trip planning.
The software can be used as a cost-effective standalone application to replace manual scheduling or it can be used with Mobexx’s Mentor Streets groundbreaking fully integrated intelligent transport system. The software can also be used by bus companies to develop accurate and competitive proposals for route bidding.
"Mentor Streets Schedule is set to change the way public transport operators manage their bus route planning and scheduling operations. Huge improvements in all round efficiency through the use of this fully automated system will enable bus operators to improve their customer service levels, while reducing their operating costs. The system provides full visibility of entire service areas and accounts for driver and vehicle availability, taking away the arduous task of manual planning," says Mark Dale-Lace, Director, Mobexx.