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Technology is the Bridge to Greater Accessibility

Technology is the Bridge to Greater Accessibility

The things that most of us take for granted - like seeing, hearing and mobility, are not possible for many individuals with special needs. However, assistive, adaptive, and other technologies, greatly help people with disabilities achieve their goals. For those of us in the transit technology industry, our job is to make transportation easier and more accessible.

by: Kellie Meilleur

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Microtransit, First Mile / Last Mile, On-Demand & More - Digging into Demand Response Transit Software

Microtransit, First Mile / Last Mile, On-Demand & More - Digging into Demand Response Transit Software

At TripSpark Technologies, we create cool demand response tech solutions for our transit customers to keep their riders safe and happy.  While "demand response" is not a new concept, it is often confused with other terms like "microtransit", "first mile / last mile", "on-demand" & more. 

by: Kellie Meilleur

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Transportation for Young Adults on the Spectrum

Transportation for Young Adults on the Spectrum

In the best of times, living with a disability can make navigating the transportation system difficult. But in these times of social distancing, the mandate on facial coverings and restricted access to everything, travel can be almost a nightmare for some individuals. However, for many people with autism, access to public transportation is essential.  Autism advocacy and research group, Autism Speaks, is dedicated to increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism. Through a series of interviews with young adults on the spectrum, they've gathered insight on the transit experiences and very real challenges faced by these individuals. 

by: Kellie Meilleur

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Paratransit/Demand Response Agencies Untangle Their “Spaghetti Systems”

Paratransit/Demand Response Agencies Untangle Their “Spaghetti Systems”

A common problem facing paratransit/demand response agencies is their challenge to consolidate and streamline all functions of their operation. Smart agencies understand this concept well - as many are moving away from using multiple, disjointed platforms (aka "spaghetti systems") to run their operations and towards nice, neat, all-in-one bundled solutions.

by: Kellie Meilleur

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We’re More Than Just “Widgets”

We’re More Than Just “Widgets”

At TripSpark, we're more than just widgets! We're about the people who need those widgets and the people who service those widgets – and not the widgets themselves!  It's about being in the people-pleasing business, right? Every problem has a solution, and as people in the transportation widgets business, it's our job to solve our transit customers' problems so that they can focus on what matters most to them – ensuring a great experience for each ONE of their riders.

by: Kellie Meilleur

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