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First Bus partners with to deploy automated fleet scheduling across UK operations

  • First Bus and have been working in partnership since 2019 to develop and test cutting edge automated timetabling and fleet scheduling software.
  • Prospective’s AI platform has led to improvements in service punctuality and reliability in West Yorkshire during a pilot aimed at improving local service delivery.
  • The Prospective system is now being rolled out across some of First Bus’ largest UK operating companies (OpCos).
  • The new system will support dozens of network planners, schedulers and operations teams managing 4,000 vehicles across the UK.
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Making bus a smart choice for more people

Simon Pearson, Chief Commercial Officer at First Bus, comments on customer centricity; what it looks like in practice, and how changing perceptions is central to bus becoming a bigger part of the transport mix.

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First Bus announces sale of Scotland East business to McGill's Bus Group

  • McGill’s Group will take ownership of the business from 19th September
  • Both businesses pledge to put all staff and customers at the forefront of their plans
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First Bus partners with Optibus to complete rollout of new digital scheduling software across its UK bus operations

  • First Bus and Optibus have been working in partnership since 2018 to develop technological solutions that improve the lives of their frontline staff.
  • Optibus’ advanced AI system allows the two parties to discover efficiencies and improve roster design and shift patterns for frontline staff.
  • The Optibus system has been rolled out across the entire First Bus UK operations, supporting dozens of schedulers managing 4,000 vehicles across the UK.