Smarter, Cheaper, Better Paratransit

Smarter, Cheaper, Better Paratransit

The national average cost for a paratransit trip is 3.6 times more than the average cost of a fixed-route trip, yet the Americans with Disabilities Act does not mandate funding for this costly service. This is a huge problem; the cost of paratransit can severely impact an agency’s ability to operate within budget.

How…

Passenger Information: News and Notifications

Passenger Information: News and Notifications

Passenger information systems allow riders to view real-time bus location information so that they can plan the best time to arrive at their bus stop. But, this isn’t all that passenger information systems can do. TripSpark’s MyRide is an advanced passenger information system that now allows agencies to better…

FTA Relaxes Rules for APC Data Certification

FTA Relaxes Rules for APC Data Certification

Automated Passenger Counters (APCs) track key metrics related to passenger counts, including the number of unlinked passenger trips (UPT) and passenger miles traveled (PMT) for each vehicle they are installed in.

The data collected through APCs can help agencies gain insight into rider behavior, identify unproductive…

Upgrading Software for a Growing NEMT Provider

Upgrading Software for a Growing NEMT Provider

Winter Haven, Florida.

No doubt this place would be a haven from the harsh winters that I’m accustomed to. But on the 100 degree day that I visited in August, “Summer Sauna” would have been a more appropriate name for the town. I was in Winter Haven to film a video with Steve Wolfe, owner of Independent Community…

NCMM Grant Opportunity for Paratransit and NEMT

NCMM Grant Opportunity for Paratransit and NEMT

Always have a plan

 “A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.”

   – H. Stanley Judd

I like this quote because I believe there’s a lot of value in planning (and using maps) to work through challenges to get where you want to go.

The accessibility of…