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Tag: mobility as a service

A dispatch phone system built for transportation services

Being able to work anywhere and anytime is now a necessary part of everyday work life. The Covid19 pandemic accelerated this trend with the mandate of staff working from home but now some organizations have found long-term advantages with this approach and are keeping some of these practices intact. Higher staff productivity because of lack…
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Using driverless vehicles for people that cant drive

Going on a budget vacation can be a delicate juggling act between spending on hotels, meals, entertainment, and transportation. In my case, transportation usually is a low priority, and given the choice between a low-end economy rental car and a more expensive one I would usually prefer the cheaper of the two options. On a…
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Transportation options for Memory Care, Assisted Living and Independent Living homes

Residents at Memory Care, Assisted Living, and Independent Living homes who have lost the ability to drive have a critical need to access reliable and safe transportation. Needing to get to the pharmacy, medical clinics, hospitals, and even general social destinations allows for better health outcomes. Usually, a 10-12 person bus, 4-6 passenger van, or…
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Fixed route bus, van and sedan routing for Adult Day Care, Senior Centers, Recreation Centers and Community Transportation Programs

  Organizations that need to transport clients can have very specialized and nuanced ways to provide and schedule that transportation. Typically a 10-12 person bus, 4-6 passenger van, or 2-3 passenger sedans are part of their transportation program. Some typical models of transportation using such vehicles would include: -transporting many clients from one central location…
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Managing taxi services as part of your transportation program

  Transportation programs that provide rides to the elderly, special needs, and disabled community have a variety of potential ways to provide those rides. Options include volunteer drivers that use their vehicles, in-house owned vehicles such as buses/vans/sedans, Uber/Lyft ride-hailing services, or taxi services. The cost of these transportation options varies significantly from volunteer drivers…
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Automatic route planning for para-transit, dial-a-ride and demand response programs

Paratransit organizations have some of the most complex and demanding transportation scheduling requirements. With expensive-to-run vehicles, passenger requests constantly changing and hundreds of rides to route on a daily basis having software and dispatch automation is a necessity. Legacy software exists that has worked in this area for decades and although economically efficient for large…
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Bus, van and sedan transportation for Senior Living Homes

81% of adults in the US who are 65 and older still have their driver’s license. As age increases, the percentage of active drivers decreases. That’s because with age comes cognitive and physical changes that impact the ability to safely drive and navigate roads. Senior Living homes understand this problem and actively take steps to…
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Avoid the scramble for donor, grant and performance reporting

How many all-nighters and hair-pulling have you had to ensure your transportation program data is captured, analyzed, and reported on in a meaningful way? Too many. Our team has talked to hundreds of transportation coordinators, managers, and executives involved in elderly, special needs, and disabled transportation and we’ve seen three common challenges teams face: -easily…
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Manage the Budget, Don’t Break the Bank…

“For All Mankind” is a 2020-2023 Apple TV series that depicts an alternate history of the Space Race of the 1960s. In this storyline amongst other interesting twists, NASA is a fully self-funded organization that becomes independent of the US government budgetary process. Through patent royalty of its technology and products it generates sufficient revenue…
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