Swiftly Release Notes

January release notes

Timepoints in Live Map

In Live Map you can now see timepoints as filled stops to visualize on-time performance and headways at the timepoint level.

GPS Playback Controls

GPS Playback is now even easier to use and comes with more control. We added a play button and different speeds.

We also built more ways to quickly access GPS Playback. Click through from the vehicle information view in Live Map, schedule view in the On-Time Performance module, or trip by trip performance in Operator Reports.

Active Blocks API

The Active Blocks API enables you to easily fetch information on currently active blocks. The data, organized by route, includes scheduled trip information and, if available, any vehicle details associated with the block. 

Learn more about this and all of our APIs by clicking on “API Guide” from the top-right Menu. Not seeing it? Reach out to our team to get a new API key to start building your own custom applications and reports on top of Swiftly.

December release notes

Operator Reports module

The first transit tool to give agencies a data-driven, objective perspective into how operators are driving their routes and executing their schedules. 

You can use Operator Reports to view which operators are adhering to their schedules, recognize operators who might need coaching, and identify reliability issues that might stem from unrealistic schedules.

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November release notes

Enhancements to Live Map and GPS Playback

"Non-revenue” trips are now called “layover/deadhead” to more accurately reflect what the vehicle is doing. We changed these layover/deadhead trips from purple to gray to put more focus on vehicles carrying passengers and to pave the way for more enhancements coming soon!

Now you can jump to Satellite view in any of the Swiftly maps with a click. Or, check out Street View by clicking on any stop in Live Map or GPS Playback to get a feel for amenities and geography.

New ways to access Suggested Run-Times data

Swiftly’s Suggested Run-Times can reduce run-times analysis from weeks to minutes, but we know there’s still a lot more work to turn real-world run-times into schedules that factor in resources and staffing. We’ve added a download format, “Stops as rows,” to the Suggested Run-Times view that makes it easier to consolidate route-by-route downloads and do additional analysis.

On-Time Performance Route Groups

Route groups in the On-Time Performance module enable you to sort performance by express routes, garages, or modes of transportation. Each might have different conditions, different staff, and even different key performance metrics. Often, these groups want the ability to check only their own performance -- what they can influence -- to get to the bottom of the effects of changes. And hey, we've even heard that some folks use it to spawn a little healthy competition!

Reach out to your customer success manager to pin down which route groups make sense for you agency.

October release notes

Interlinked modules

Combining real-time and historical insights are essential to forming a complete and accurate picture of your transit network. That’s why we’re making our modules even more connected. When viewing a vehicle in live map in real time you can now click directly through to GPS playback to see what that vehicle did at any point in the past on that route.