DISBUS Operational optimization of long-distance bus stations using SLOT-Management

Together with partners from Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic, BLIC recently completed an EU-funded R&D project called DISBUS, which aims to support and optimize the scheduling and operational control of long-distance bus stations.

The prototype of an adaptive scheduling system for the operation of long-distance bus stations was developed, which can be flexibly adapted to the respective requirements. It saves time and resources to automate daily processes and tasks with such a system. It supports the disposition of planned processes as well as necessary actions due to delays or short-term changes in the timetable.

The user interface is based on the work processes of long-distance bus stations, which were analyzed in detail within the DISBUS project.

Overview with preview of planned platform placings

The DISBUS system provides the following functionalities, among others:

  • Automated import or manual entry of timetable data,
  • Automatic assignment of bus stops to stop positions,
  • Clear presentation of the planned placings of the bus platforms (see illustration),
  • Interactive changes and automatic booking suggestions in case of schedule deviations and delays,
  • Monitoring of planning rules and conflicts,
  • Report on arrival and departure times for billing purposes.

You want to learn more? Please address to Christoph Herzog (ch@blic.de).

The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Eurostars programme.