Cheryl thought her independence was gone for good. Not even close.
Tasked with providing strategic vision for our products and services, our very own Daniel Andrlik, VP of Product, leverages his years of experience to give us an expert run-down on the future of mobility. We also picked his brain on how public transit comes into play.
It was a hot Texas night 15 years ago when then 20-year-old Olivia was having a good time with her friends. Without a care in the world, she went on an outdoor excursion in the back of a pickup truck. While off-roading, the terrain became rugged and to her shock, she fell off the back of the truck!
Ecolane welcomes Kelly Coughlin-Tran, a transportation industry expert and a seasoned communication and public relations professional. She is serving as a Software Solutions Consultant for Ecolane where she is responsible for advancing relationships with prospects and developing partnerships in the Texas marketpace by sharing Ecolane’s story and mission.
Ecolane’s transit solution has been designed for people, by people. Behind a seemingly simple task of getting a person from point A to point B there is a complex software solution created by a team of highly skilled professionals. What keeps them motivated? We asked Kari and Andrea.
Doing more with less has been a job requirement for as long as I’ve been in the transit industry. No matter what the funding source, whether it be federal, state or local, in most places transit agencies are consistently being called on to provide more services while revenues to cover their costs are harder to come by.
As you embark on the sometimes challenging and time-consuming process of a software implementation, Ecolane wants to help head off as many obstacles to success as possible. The most important factor for a positive implementation experience is communication. Our team stresses from the kick-off of a project that communication to clients is crucial to success.
Like any other business change, implementing new transit software is easy in theory, but requires time and important resources. Success is often related to how much your staff and customers understand the new system. You can easily end up exchanging your new software’s benefits with poor adoption rates, unhappy customers, and other major headaches.
Community Transportation Association of America Executive Director Scott Bogren has been working with, writing about and covering the community and public transportation industry for nearly three decades. His experience with CTAA includes being Editor-in-Chief of Community Transportation magazine; crafting the Association's various legislative, policy and regulatory positions on Capitol Hill; and shaping CTAA's communications, training and leadership activities.
The advent and continuing growth of mobile data tablet technology in buses and transit vehicles has vastly improved the precision of scheduling, the ease of communications, and vehicle safety.
Mobile data tablets (MDTs) are commercially-available electronic tablets which have been converted for use as data terminals for transit vehicles. They are designed to stay connected through a cellular network to the transit scheduling server and update throughout the day with trip information.
The Georgia smart communities challenge is a statewide program to support governments across the state of Georgia with seed funding, technical assistance, and planning in order to develop into a “smart” city. The challenge is the first of its kind in the United States, bringing together academia, private, and public sector partners to solve some of the most exciting transportation challenges of the coming decades.