Automated, Optimized Scheduling
The goal of every NEMT/Paratransit operator should be to maximize revenue miles (have as many riders on the vehicle at the same time as possible) and minimize dead head miles (having the vehicle drive around with no riders). This daily scheduling can be the most challenging and time consuming aspect of any NEMT/Paratransit provider’s business. Producing an efficient schedule that reduces the miles traveled translates directly to bottom line profitability. The scheduling features of Schedule Viewer are sophisticated and comprehensive, yet easy-to-use.
- Automated Optimized Scheduling – the Automated Optimized Scheduling Algorithm creates an optimized schedule, minimizing dead-head distance and overall distance traveled while maximizing revenue miles.
- Template Scheduling – Template schedules provide a “snap shot” of a schedule that can be applied to future days. This feature allows for the arrangement of trips on a vehicle to be “cookie cutter,” or duplicated day after day.
- Manual Scheduling – Schedule Viewer allows for “shopping” or “point-and-click” manual scheduling for cases in which a specific schedule is required. Innovative map visualization provides an easy review of any schedule for visual confirmation.
- Same-Day Scheduling – In a same-day scheduling situation, the scheduling algorithm takes into account the current location and on-time performance of the available vehicles before providing possible solutions for unscheduled trip requests.
Schedule Viewer has created a practical solution to an unsolvable problem – read more about the Dial-a-Ride Problem (DARP): Variants, modeling issues and algorithms by clicking the following link: The Dial-a-Ride Problem (DARP)