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Efficient School Bus Software | West Fargo Public School

"We were able to work with one company. We didn’t have to worry about integration between our routing software and our GPS systems, it was all there. " Brad Redmond Transportation Director, West Fargo Public School

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Fleet Reduction & Improved Customer Service | Red Clay School District

"What the tool allowed us to do was shrink our number of buses by doing better routing. In addition, better customer service. We had an increased level of confidence when we spoke to parents." Kelly Shahan Transportation Manager, Red Clay Consolidated School District

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Smooth Integration Allows for Successful GPS Implementation | West Fargo Public Schools

"It was exciting and reassuring to see an integrated GPS system that leveraged our existing TripSpark software." Bradley Redmond Transportation Director, West Fargo Public Schools

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Why Austin ISD Chose A Parent App To Improve Their Operation | Austin ISD

Austin ISD Success With K-12 Software and the Parent App

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From The Blog

Un-Covidizing Your Transit Software

Un-Covidizing Your Transit Software

In the public transit sector, COVID-19 initiated a set of social distancing restrictions, and stringent sanitation protocols, that immediately changed the face of public transit. Today, with the  pandemic nearly in our rear-view mirrors, transportation providers are now embracing and improving upon the technological and service changes they were forced to make, just to adhere to health and safety requirements.

Transportation Remains Key to Meeting Health-Related Social Needs

Transportation Remains Key to Meeting Health-Related Social Needs

For several years now, the health care industry has been promoting an emphasis on social determinants of health (SDOH) to improve health outcomes. These can include education, employment, nutrition, and transportation to name a few. The effort by Accountable Care and Managed Care Organizations (ACO/MCO) has been great to promote the effectiveness of adding these to a well-rounded preventative care model. But how does one determine what the needs are and, further, what resources are available?

5 Good Reasons to Offer your Passengers Ridesharing

5 Good Reasons to Offer your Passengers Ridesharing

Along with our powerful fixed route and on-demand/paratransit software, TripSpark offers rideshare management software. RidePro offers easy-to-use web-based software that manages and delivers ridesharing, and other alternative commuting services. For your participants, that translates to convenient, pooled, safe, and affordable transportation.

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.

6 Major Changes to Healthcare Post-COVID

6 Major Changes to Healthcare Post-COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic rapidly changed the course of health care’s future, and from an innovation standpoint, for the better. While disease will never be eliminated, through science, data, and technology, we will be able to identify it earlier, intervene proactively, and better understand its progression, to help individuals more effectively and actively sustain their well-being. We can expect 6 key areas to collectively transform the existing health system from treatment-based and reactionary care, to prevention and well-being.

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. 

The Role of Microtransit for Better Equity and Inclusion

The Role of Microtransit for Better Equity and Inclusion

Across the country, more and more transit agencies and cities are turning to on-demand microtransit to expand and improve public transportation options for low-income residents. The reality is that most lower income individuals can't afford to own a car and have therefore been greatly underserved by traditional transit networks. 

Where’s My Bus? Universities use Machine Learning to Predict Bus Departures

Where’s My Bus? Universities use Machine Learning to Predict Bus Departures

Knowing and providing the exact time a bus will depart from any given stop is probably the most important information a university transit operator can provide its riders. Getting to where they need to go – on time, and with predictability, also makes the whole transit experience, that much better. And given that it's not as easy as you may think to predict this timing, we’re providing our university clients with some serious technology to become "on-time-performance" heroes, time after time. Advances in computer technology and widespread availability of data, have now led to the invention of more accurate algorithms, powered by machine learning.

Universities Save Money and Get Better OTP with Bus Interlining

Universities Save Money and Get Better OTP with Bus Interlining

What is interlining?

Interlining is a common practice in the transit industry that combines two or more independent routes that arrive and depart from a common terminal. For example, a bus can arrive at a stop on a university campus on one route and after a brief layover, leave on a different route. When the bus leaves on its new route, the head sign and automated announcements get updates seamlessly. Interlining eliminates extended periods of down time where a bus would just be parked and out of service. 

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. 

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.

Enhancements for attendant care providers in Indiana

Enhancements for attendant care providers in Indiana

Here's some great news for attendant care and the NEMT industries - recent service delivery enhancements for attendant care providers in Indiana, have widened new non-emergency medical transportation options for brokers. Attendant care transportation options The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) division of Aging and Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning, submitted a request to the U.S. Centers for Medicare, and Medicaid Services (CMS), requesting authorization for attendant care providers to transport individuals with Aged & Disabled and Traumatic Brian Injury waivers, to non-emergency medical appointments. It was approved and went into effect on April 1, 2021.

The Top 5 transportation barriers to healthcare access & the importance of NEMT

The Top 5 transportation barriers to healthcare access & the importance of NEMT

Article 25 of the United Nations' 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of {themselves} and {their} family". Ensuring one's health and well-being includes being able to get to and from healthcare-related appointments, to receive proper (and sometimes, live-saving) care. For this reason, individuals require easy and affordable access to non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). But that's not always as simple as it sounds, when you consider the many obstacles, people face daily.

Medicaid spending in 2020 topped $679 billion

Medicaid spending in 2020 topped $679 billion

By the spring of 2020, healthcare use and spending dropped steeply due to cancellations of elective care. Hospitals needed the increased capacity and social distancing measures to lessen community spread of the coronavirus. Telemedicine use increased exponentially but as the year progressed, in-person care resumed for hospital and lab services and healthcare use and spending started to rebound. One area to realize a significant spending increase in 2020 was Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs).

How NEMT providers are untangling their “spaghetti systems”

How NEMT providers are untangling their “spaghetti systems”

Unfortunately, providers who are using multiple, disjointed platforms or "spaghetti systems" as we call them, are finding it harder and harder to effectively manage all parts of their operation – to keep their members safe and happy. Smart health service providers have one priority – delivering quality care and service to their members! And the first step begins with cleaning up their spaghetti mess by moving towards ONE nice, neat, interconnected bundled solution.

The Life-Changing Link Between Transportation & Health

The Life-Changing Link Between Transportation & Health

A person's health and wellness is directly linked to their social and economic environment.  According to research conducted by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, just 20% percent of health can be attributed to medical care. While 40% is directly linked to social and economic factors – like housing status, access to healthy food, access to education and access to non emergency medical transportation (NEMT). Importantly, transportation is an economic and social factor that impacts people’s daily lives. Transportation barriers can affect a person’s access to health care services

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