Reading Buses has migrated its scheduling and operations software to the cloud using Omnibus.
Scheduling suite will handle the operator’s timetabling, mapping, vehicle scheduling, rostering and data sharing and OmniDAS software its depot allocation in a move designed to improve efficiency.
The app OmniENGAGE will also be implemented for driver-related admin issues such as holiday requests, shift swaps and overtime requests and generally improve communication.
Reading Buses says the increased collaboration with Omnibus will cut out infrastructure costs and streamline processes.
Laurence Jenkins, Finance Director at Reading Buses, says: “Omnibus systems already play a critical role in ensuring we deliver reliable services cost-effectively.
“Adopting the cloud-based solutions will enable council-owned Reading Buses to continue working towards delivering on our priorities such as reducing car dependency for visitors and residents and making buses the best and easiest choice to get around.
“We are excited and proud to extend our partnership with Omnibus and look forward to increased levels of transparency and accountability across the operation.”
Reading Buses operate more than 140 buses for 66,000 journeys a day across Berkshire, as well the edges of Hampshire and Greater London.
Peter Crichton, Founder of Omnibus, adds: “We are thrilled to be building on our relationship with Reading Buses, providing them with more solutions to further improve the efficiencies of their business. At Omnibus we are always looking for ways to improve our solutions and implement the latest technology to enable operators of all sizes to make better-informed decisions about their network.”
The driver app has been used by coach and bus operators since its launch in 2017.