Monthly Archives: February 2016

Going, going, gone … live

PBA has a long history of supporting operators to go live with new timetables, driver shifts and operating plans, but we may have set a record for the number of simultaneous, successful ‘go lives’ over the past few months:

10 January – complete network review for Metro Tas

16 January – new timetables and driver shifts for Riverside RTA, California,

24–31 January – new operating plans, timetables and driver shifts for four Melbourne bus operators

27 January – new schedules for one bus operator in Sydney and two operators in Brisbane

15 February – new school network in Park Ridge, Queensland

29 February – timetables for new orbital routes in Hamilton, NZ.

In the meantime, we also managed to send two of our team members to attend the annual meeting and various committee meetings of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, DC; act as an expert witness to the Punt Road Public Acquisition Overlay Advisory Committee; provide a best-practice parking management process for a city council in Melbourne – and carry on business as usual.

The largest dedicated scheduling team in the world

This February, PBA celebrates our first three months with the Transit Plan team. In November 2015, PBA acquired Transit Plan, a Victorian transport planning, scheduling and rostering consultancy, with a big presence in Victoria, NSW and New Zealand.

We welcomed four scheduling specialists to our team, expanding our service offering and enhancing our capabilities and international operations.

We can claim, with hands over our hearts, that we are now the largest dedicated scheduling team in the world. PBA is also the only company in the world able to provide services using the three widely used scheduling software packages: HASTUS, Trapeze and Austrics.