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April 9, 2013 - South Mississippi mass transit system continues to move people and business, fight for funding
Managing the mass transit system on the Coast is complicated, but the philosophy is simple: When you keep people moving, the economy keeps growing.
It’s a philosophy that’s working, for now. But in just a few months, the plans could start coming off the rails. Read More.
April 3, 2013 - ‘RouteShout’ phone app allows residents to view bus information
The Tyler Transit Department has launched RouteShout, a free smart phone app that allows riders to view current bus routes and arrival times for Tyler Transit, according to a press release from the city. The free app can be downloaded from www.routeshout.com.
“By adding this technology we can provide an alternative source of updated and accurate information to our customers,” James Oliver, transportation operations coordinator, said in the press release. “RouteShout is an easy-to-use mobile app that can assist customers in their efforts to utilize Tyler Transit. Tyler is the only city in Texas using the RouteShout technology.” Read More.
February 2013 – ‘Smart’ Telematics Solutions Increase Efficiency, Affordability
As technology grows exponentially, new devices and “smart” solutions help operators examine their vehicles on the spot rather than waiting for weekly, monthly or even quarterly performance reports to make educated modifications. And the visibility, via data collection, can provide guidance on troubleshooting as well.
Tablets and Open Data
Seattle-based Zonar, a provider of electronic fleet operations systems, introduced the 2020 telematics tablet scheduled for release this quarter. The portable touch-screen device provides electronic inspection, hours-of-service, instant driver feedback, fuel efficiency, two-way messaging and more. Read more.
December 13, 2012 - Cache Employment Training Center gets Grant to Help Manage Bus Fleet
Bus drivers for Cache Valley’s clients of the Cache Employment Training Center — responsible for nearly 13,000 trips over the past summer — now have new technology at their finger tips to make their jobs a little easier.
Just recently, the bus fleet of 15 received Android mobile tablet devices, thanks to a grant from the Utah Department of Transportation and Federal Transit Administration. Funded in 2009, but just now coming to realization, the grant also covers an additional vehicle to the CETC fleet and more bus attendants. Read More.
November 12, 2012 - RouteMatch to Equip Canada Paratransit
The City of St. John’s, Newfoundland MVT Canadian Bus and RouteMatch Software have partnered to improve the City’s GoBus Accessible Transit operations through expanded advanced intelligent transportation (ITS) technologies.
GoBus Accessible Transit is operated by MVT Canadian Bus and serves the City of St. John’s and the City of Mount Pearl, providing door-to-door accessible transit services to persons with disabilities and those unable to use public transit. MVT Canadian Bus assumed operations in 2012 with 18 new vehicles equipped with state-of-the-art technology by RouteMatch. Read More
August 17, 2012 - How Georgia is Eliminating the Bus Bunch - Technology is keeping public transit running on time
You wait and you wait and you wait for a bus. Then, just as your patience is exhausted, three empty vehicles arrive at your stop. It’s a common problem with urban bus routes. But if two math researchers have their way, it may not be a problem for long.
John Bartholdi of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Don Eisenstein of the University of Chicago have devised a mathematical formula to prevent “bus bunching” — the stacking of vehicles delayed by traffic and other obstacles. Read More
July 10, 2012 - How Technology Transforms Public Transit – Tablets and mobile apps keep vehicles on schedule and riders informed
When residents of Camden County, Ga., need a ride to their doctor’s office in Chatham 100 miles north, they can dial a toll-free number and supply their address. The next day, a Coastal Regional Coach will transport them to and from their destination.
While these passengers ride up and down Georgia’s pristine coastline, they’re also traveling along the cutting edge of technology. Each vehicle contains a 10-inch Android tablet that helps keep the buses on track and on schedule. Read More
Summer 2012- “Innovation in Coordination,” CTAA Magazine
“Starting from Collaboration- Inter-County Coordination in Northeastern North Carolina” – focuses on how the InterCounty Public Transportation Authority (ICPTA) has provided high quality coordinated transportation in the five county Abermarle region in North Carolina. Read More
May 28, 2012 – Pilot program that gives vets rides to Temple hospital expanding, Killeen Daily Herald
TEMPLE — In 2010, the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center kicked off a three-year pilot program to offer rides to veterans who didn’t have a way to make it to their doctors’ appointments.
Today, the service has expanded from daily trips to Gatesville to offering rides to veterans residing in cities from Brownwood to Huntsville. Read More
May 24, 2012 – Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America, Reconnecting America and CTAA Research (funded by the Rockefeller Foundation)
Reconnecting America and the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) today released a report that examines how smaller communities and rural regions are using transit and other mobility investments to revitalize their economies and connect residents to local and regional opportunities.
“Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America” offers nine case studies looking into how improved bus networks, downtown circulators, intermodal transit centers and intercity transit improvements have helped communities address the unique mobility challenges that stem from large geographic distances, an aging population, and limited financial resources. The report features two case studies from customers using RouteMatch Software, Lower Savannah Council of Governments and Choctaw Nation. Read More
April 25, 2012 – CATS Awards Contract for GPS System, The Advocate
Just days after the tax election for the Capital Area Transit System won in Baton Rouge and Baker, its Board of Directors moved forward with fulfilling its first campaign promise by approving a contract to put GPS systems on buses.
The board awarded a contract to RouteMatch, an Atlanta transit technology firm, for about $1.4 million. Read More
April 16, 2012 – Texas paratransit partners with RouteMatch, adds tablet PCs, Metro Magazine
Sherman, Texas-based Texoma Area Paratransit System (TAPS) plan to pair RouteMatch Software‘s integrated passenger and vehicle management technologies with Samsung Galaxy Tablets on their fleet of 104 vehicles. Serving six counties in a region approximately 62 miles north of Dallas, TAPS is also unrolling RouteMatch’s paratransit solution with automated notifications for improved passenger communications and flex deviation functionality to support 65 of their routes, including two university routes. Read More
March 7, 2012 – Technology Helps Transit Authority Rebound in the Gulf, Government Technology News
Faced with an inland migration of its ridership after Hurricane Katrina, the Mississippi Coast Transit Authority (CTA) turned to technology to reconnect with patrons — and has been reaping the rewards of the upgrade ever since.
The transportation provider has seen a 65 percent drop in customer complaints, a 25 percent reduction of empty vehicles on the road and significant cost savings by moving to automated scheduling, routing and dispatching software for its door-to-door transport services for the elderly and disabled and bus routes after the area was devastated in 2005. Read More
December 21, 2011 – VA to Start Transportation Services, Mining Journal
The Iron Mountain Veterans Administration Medical Center will launch its new Veterans Transportation Service Jan. 4. This free service is designed to improve the quality of life for veterans by overcoming transportation barriers and increasing their access to health care through efficient transportation assistance to the VA Medical Center and its community based outpatient clinics. Read More
December 2, 2011 – What If?… A Day in the Life of Mobility, Community Transportation Digital
Welcome to a Day in the Life of Mobility. We began this endeavor knowing that we’d never really be able to fully capture ALL the myriad activities of the nation’s community and public transportation network. Yet with nearly 40 reporters providing us with detailed accounts of a single day’s worth of connections, the resulting timeline provides us with nothing less than a day of great outcomes. Vital trips to health care appointments and work are made, meetings are attended, new equipment is delivered and yes, emails and phone calls are answered. Read More
November 28, 2011 – Macon Transit Improvements Bringing in More Bus Riders, The Macon Telegraph
As another Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority bus roared by, longtime rider David Scott said he could see why the bus service is getting more popular. “I think they’re doing better,” Scott said. “It’s not going to happen overnight.” General Manager Rick Jones said new equipment has probably doubled the system’s on-time reliability. That means more people can place their faith in the bus system, he said. Read More
September 26, 2011 – Ruggedized Consumer Devices for Transit, Passenger Transport Magazine
Public transportation agencies are creating a new mobile standard for the industry. Many agencies are seriously examining, while some are eagerly implementing, ruggedized consumer devices as part of their CAD/AVL and fixed route operations. Read More
August 26, 2011 - DOT Awards Dispatch Contract, Atlanta Journal- Constitution
The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded a $1.6 million contract to Routematch Software. Read More
August 16, 2011 - RouteMatch Upgrades Denver Paratransit System, Metro Magazine
RouteMatch Software has upgraded Denver Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) paratransit operations and mobile data systems to RouteMatch’s latest TS 5.3.4 technology platform. The upgrade has positioned RTD to achieve hoped-for improvements in productivity and customer service while also establishing a reliable foundation for monitoring vehicle efficiencies. Read More
August 2, 2011 - New Program Gives Montana Veterans More Transportation Options, Liberty County Times
Montana Veterans will soon have more ways to get to and from their health care appointments. The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced VA Montana Health Care System as one of 47 sites nationwide to use the Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) program. Read More
July 28, 2011 - Wayne County Using RouteMatch to Streamline Paratransit, The Empowered Municipality
Wayne County Transportation System (WCTS) selected RouteMatch Software Inc.’s RouteMatch TS software for automated routing, scheduling and coordination of the City’s paratransit services. Read More
July 9, 2011 - Real-time tracking for MVTA buses, Star Tribune
The days of wondering when the next bus will roll by could be ending soon for south-metro riders. Minnesota Valley Transit Authority plans to add a tracking system to its fleet by the end of this year, opening possibilities for real-time signs at bus stops and minute-to-minute information for riders on cell-phones or other mobile devices. Read More
June 23, 2011 - Transportation for Veterans, Veterans Today
On March 1, the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) began the Veterans Transportation Service (VTS), which provides transportation for Veterans with special needs and those without transportation to and from outpatient appointments. Read More