Ecolane News

Ecolane Introduces Legacy Advancement Program

Posted by Jonathan Segal on Oct 14, 2016 10:03:02 AM

With agencies facing a perfect storm of financial, demographic, and technological challenges, they are expected to do more with less and provide their communities with safe, reliable, and high-quality community access. Ecolane knows what agencies are facing, and has created the Legacy Advancement Program in response to these challenges and to provide the kind of support transportation providers need to stay ahead.

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Topics: Company News, Transit Trends

Ecolane's Ryan Larsen is Back Driving Results as Senior Vice President

Posted by Ecolane on Aug 2, 2016 2:52:33 PM

WAYNE, PA., August 1, 2016 – Ecolane, a global technology leader in transit software, announced the return of Ryan Larsen to the company’s operations, further demonstrating a commitment to aggressively building its business.

Larsen is Ecolane’s first senior executive hire since the company’s acquisition by worldwide transportation provider, National Express in June, 2016. 

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Topics: Company News

Ecolane Acquired By National Express Group

Posted by Ecolane on Jun 8, 2016 9:14:37 AM

Wayne, PA –  National Express, the parent company of National Express Transit has announced its acquisition of Philadelphia and Finland-based Ecolane and its business assets. Ecolane is a market leader in the demand responsive transportation (DRT) and the paratransit solutions market. Headquartered outside of Philadelphia, Ecolane provides technological solutions and services to increase the productivity, efficiency and customer satisfaction levels for their clients.

“By bringing Ecolane into the National Express family, we will be able to expand our service offerings and introduce new capabilities to all our transit customers,” said Judith Crawford, CEO of National Express Transit.  “Having a world-class transit and paratransit scheduling and dispatch platform  is a market differentiator and Ecolane's software fits perfectly with our vision. We are thrilled to have them join National Express.”

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Topics: Company News

Ecolane Names Fred Gilliam Board Chairman of US Business

Posted by Ecolane on Jun 2, 2014 8:00:00 AM

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA -- June 2, 2014 – Ecolane has elected Fred Gilliam a veteran in the transit industry for over 50 years, as the Company’s Chairman of the Board for its business operations in the United States. Gilliam has been a director on Ecolane’s board since 2012.

“Fred has made countless contributions to both Ecolane’s business as well as the larger transit industry since he began his career,”said Steve Ross, Global CEO of Ecolane. “He has been an essential company director, and his insight and leadership are valuable to our growth and the development of our business.”

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Topics: Company News

Ecolane Chosen as Veolia Partner for Nebraska’s State-Wide 
Medicaid Contract

Posted by Ecolane on Mar 18, 2014 7:30:00 AM

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA — March 18, 2014 — Ecolane announced today that its platform has been selected as the software of choice for Veolia Transportation’s Medicaid contract with the state of Nebraska.  This partnership further expands Ecolane’s role in the Nebraska NEMT market.

Veolia will utilize Ecolane’s state-of-themselves-art technology for improved efficiency in the project. Ecolane’s Demand Response Transportation (DRT) software platform will be used for seamless eligibility verification, reservations,  scheduling and dispatching while Android-based Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) will enable dispatchers and drivers to work together in order to deliver better service with added efficiency and safety compliance. The technology also eliminates paperwork for transportation agencies, provides a self-service web interface allowing customers to book on line and if desired, to receive text messages informing them of up to date vehicle arrival times.

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Topics: Company News

Ecolane Names Daniel Andrlik as Vice President of Business Development

Posted by Ecolane on Feb 26, 2014 3:10:00 PM

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania—February 26, 2014—Ecolane USA Inc. has promoted Daniel Andrlik to the newly created role of Vice President of Business Development. Daniel will spearhead new strategic initiatives and business partnerships for the company.

“Daniel’s combined industry experience and intimate familiarity with Ecolane’s platform make him a perfect fit for this role,” said Steve Ross, CEO of Ecolane. “The new position supports our efforts to build for an evolving industry and will increase the reach of our existing products and services.”

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Topics: Company News

Tekes Highlights Ecolane Success

Posted by Ecolane on Feb 3, 2014 7:30:00 AM

Tekes is the most important publicly funded expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland. They boost wide-ranging innovation activities in research communities, industry and service sectors. In its February publication,  Tekes highlights the work Ecolane is doing to grow its market, expand its customer base and develop an industry-leading product.

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CamTran Prepares for Ecolane Launch

Posted by Ecolane on Jan 24, 2014 7:30:00 AM

Johnstown, PA, January 24, 2014- On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 CamTran will start to use Ecolane scheduling software to schedule trips for customers using the Reserve-A-Ride service.

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Topics: Client Spotlight

Santa Claus 2013 Operations Powered by Ecolane

Posted by Ecolane on Dec 14, 2013 7:30:00 AM

Santa Claus Rolls Out Ecolane DRT software and MDT for 2013 Holiday Season

Helsinki, Finland and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA — December 14, 2013 — Ecolane announced today that its demand-response software platform has been chosen by Santa Claus to manage the world’s largest package delivery and transportation service this Christmas Eve. The annual gift delivery operation takes place within a single day.

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Topics: Company News

Ecolane Ranked 4th on Deloitte Fast 50 in Finland

Posted by Ecolane on Nov 22, 2013 7:30:00 AM

Helsinki, Finland and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA — November 22, 2013 –

Ecolane USA Inc. today announced the ranking of its parent company as the fourth fastest growing organization in Finland. While the focus of Ecolane’s business operations is predominantly in the United States, the cumulative growth rate of Ecolane’s Finnish entity reached 1,745% over the past five years. The Deloitte listing is based on Ecolane revenue in Finland in 2012, totaling 6.9 million Euros (US$9.3M). On a group level, Ecolane’s growth rate since 2008 totaled 2,203%.

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Topics: Company News

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