school and to the elderly going to treatment. In this case the planner can easily keep the two groups apart if so desired. At the same time, it may be of interest for find out how different rules for who can travel together or not, will affect to costs of transportation.
Passengers assigned to demand responsive transport may need the secure feeling of being transported by a drive known to them. This demand for “fixed driver” is often very difficult to guarantee; any driver has a sick day now then and, like everybody else, drivers also need vacations.
For all these reasons the Logistics Planner works with ”resource groups”. All drivers can be members of different resource groups and a resource group may have as many members as you want. The idea is that any given drive order can demand a driver from a specific resource group. Securing not a specific driver, but at least a “familiar face”. This will make the route planning much more efficient and, at the same time, realistic and fulfilling to the need of the passenger.
Capacities and Load
Demand Responsive Transport is characterized by buses picking up and delivering passengers during the route. Rapidis Logistics Planner will keep track of how the capacity of each bus is utilized at all times. This is important so that each bus actually has available seats and room for wheelchairs etc. when arriving to pick up one or more passengers. Multiple capacities
Download a use case story explaining how the Danish Regional Transportation Authority, Fynbus, uses Logistics Planner for daily scheduling and route planning of school bus routes and other demand responsive transport jobs.