December 5, 2022 (NEW YORK) — Via, the global leader in TransitTech, today announces the launch of Remix Scheduling, which provides transit agencies with the world’s most intuitively-designed, intelligent scheduling tool to make the most efficient decisions for their community’s transit operations in just a few clicks.
Via launched Remix Scheduling to help agencies remain resilient in the modern era of public transportation – one that includes driver shortages, evolving data reporting regulations, and unpredictable travel patterns brought on by remote work.
With Remix Scheduling, transit agencies are empowered with a dynamic platform that simplifies driver schedules and assignments. Within minutes, Remix Scheduling proposes multiple scheduling options, so planners can easily implement the most efficient transit routes and rosters – which in turn cuts costs, retains drivers, and creates nimble networks that can change as a community does.
Remix Scheduling also makes it easy for agencies to comply with new federal regulations for standard data reporting. Starting in 2023, U.S. transit agencies must publish their data in General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) format so that it can be accessed publicly, including by apps that help riders with transit planning. GTFS data improves rider experience because it includes information like schedules and fares, as well as real time information on vehicle positions and service advisories.
With the launch of Remix Scheduling, Via’s end-to-end TransitTech platform supports every step of the smart transportation planning process — from strategy to service design to implementation, including operator scheduling — eliminating the need for agencies to invest in and master multiple tools.
Key benefits of Remix Scheduling:
- Visually intuitive, easy-to-learn interface: Scheduling beginners and experts alike can master the software in just a few days, unlike other tools that take years to learn – saving time and minimizing frustration.
- Help teams make the most informed decisions: Remix Scheduling provides multiple scheduling options and insights, allowing agencies to easily evaluate the best decision for the riders and drivers in their network (unlike other tools, which provide just one option).
- Simplify with a one-stop shop: Remix Scheduling brings every step of planning and scheduling into a single platform, and allows teams to work collaboratively and communicate in one place.
“Remix Scheduling is another step forward in Via’s vision to provide the global transit industry with an end-to-end digital infrastructure to make planning, implementation, and operations more efficient and equitable for all types of communities,” said Nithya Sowrirajan, Chief Product Officer at Via.
The launch is Via’s second major product introduction since it acquired Remix in March 2021, and represents another stride forward in Via’s vision to create an end-to-end TransitTech platform for cities and agencies around the world.
Founded in 2012, Via pioneered the TransitTech category by using new technologies to develop public mobility systems — optimizing networks of buses, shuttles, wheelchair accessible vehicles, school buses, autonomous vehicles, and electric vehicles around the globe. Building the world’s most efficient, equitable, and sustainable transportation network for all riders — including those with limited mobility, those without smartphones, and unbanked populations — Via works with its partners to lower the costs of public transit while providing transportation options that rival the convenience of a personal car while reducing the environmental impact. At the intersection of transportation and technology, Via is a visionary market leader that combines software innovation with sophisticated service design and operational expertise to fundamentally improve the way the world moves, providing technology in 600 communities and more than 35 countries and counting.