Accessibility

Ariz. agency taps RouteMatch paratransit solution

Posted on August 13, 2012

Cottonwood Area Transit (CAT), a transit agency serving the Arizona communities of Cottonwood, Sedona and Clarkdale, recently implemented RouteMatch Software's paratransit solution in four weeks, meeting their aggressive timeline by utilizing RouteMatch's Cloud Services/hosted solution and a streamlined training process for their staff.

CAT operates five paratransit buses along with three fixed routes, averaging 100 to 150 trips per day. The system serves an American Disabilities Act (ADA)-qualified and senior ridership. The decision to move away from their previous Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) provider was driven by funding challenges, as well as a desire to have more control over the future expansion of the system and the use of innovative technologies such as integrated tablet mobile data devices and traveler information systems.

RouteMatch's technologies help CAT generate operational efficiencies through advanced scheduling, mapping, routing and dispatching, billing and reporting, in vehicle location and ADA compliance. The system also utilizes a single code base, making it easier for transit agencies to expand into other modules or mix and match modules as needed.

Cottonwood's use of ITS technology paired with a larger strategic outlook on how they can better serve their community is a win-win for both the agency and its riders. For example, the transit agency is working closely with the Cottonwood Economic Development Committee, local businesses and recreation centers to discuss display signs for real-time scheduling and routing information for easier travel planning and future mobile advertising opportunities.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Profile: Chris Pangilinan, Program Director at TransitCenter

When Chris Pangilinan was a little kid, riding in the backseat of his family’s station wagon, the red stoplights annoyed him. “I would think, Why is this so inefficient? Why do we have to stop all the time?” he recalls...

Phoenix Transit enhances Dial-a-Ride with 'overflow' service

The approved partnership between Dial-a-Ride contractor MV Transportation and their subcontractor Discount Cab provides overflow service during the regular service day.

N.Y. paratransit costs skyrocketing, lack of subway elevators cited: study

Access-A-Ride cost $85.2 million and carried 1.7 million rides in 2000, increasing to an estimated $506 million this year for more than 6.3 million trips.

Milwaukee transit sets paratransit record with 100K rides

The milestone comes on the heels of MCTS receiving national recognition for outstanding service to the ADA community.

Uber, taxicabs vying for New York MTA paratransit contracts

Several months ago, the state agency quietly began a “proof of concept” study in which Access-a-Ride users request a ride and the MTA dispatches one through an e-hail app such as Uber, Arro or Curb, the latter two used by cabs.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close