Although there are exceptions, Stops are normally created for AM Runs because taking Students from home to School generally happens in the morning. However, once this is done, users will need to create reverse PM runs that buses follow to drive Students back to their residences. In other words, if Students are picked up at their residential Stop and dropped off at School in the morning, the will likely be picked up at School and dropped off at their residential Stops in the afternoon. This means that the corresponding Stops also need to be created.
A quick method to do this task in Compass, specially when multiple Stops are involved, is what we call Mirroring. This process turns Pick Up locations into Drop Off locations and vice-versa.
Before you can mirror any Stops, you have to find them and select them. You can either do this in the search results table or in the Map. Remember that, in the Map, you have the option to select the Stops by clicking on the icons or using the select tool as explained in the tutorial Creating Curb-To-Curb Stops.
Once you have selected the Stops, click the Create Mirror button above the search results table. The Create Mirror window will appear. Then:
Once you have mirrored the AM Stops to create PM Stops for the reverse Run, you can quickly input time information with the Bulk Update tool. To do so, select the Stops you want top update on the Map or in the search results list and then click Bulk Update above.
A new Stop Information Bulk Update window will appear. To add Pick Up and Drop Off times to the Stops, follow these steps:
You can make sure the Stops have been mirrored by selecting Mirrored in the search filter section of the screen. The mirrored Stops will be displayed in the search result list.
If you have completed the process correctly, you should be able to see AM Stops with residential Pick Up and School Drop Off as well as PM Stops with reversed Pick Up and Drop Off locations.