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.
“This is a great opportunity for both Veolia and Ecolane,” said Ryan Larsen, President for Veolia’s Intelliride Division. “Working together, we are introducing new technology and new processes that will enable us to take service to a level that has not yet been achieved in a Medicaid brokerage contract.”
Ecolane has already set the standard for automated scheduling and dispatching for demand-response transportation and this project will represent the first steps in setting a new standard in the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation brokerage space.
“We are excited to be able to work with Veolia on a project of this magnitude. It supports Ecolane’s corporate strategy of extending our core platform to support new services,” said Steve Ross, Ecolane’s Global Chief Executive Officer.
The initial contract with Nebraska will last for three years with a possible two year extension and is scheduled to take effect on May 1, 2014.
Ecolane is the most flexible, affordable and reliable choice for transit agency managers, directors and decision-makers with responsibility for implementing easy-to-deploy scheduling and dispatch solutions. Ecolane’s software platform restores community engagement to people who might not otherwise have access and mobility. With offices in Espoo, Finland and US headquarters outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ecolane is a technology leader in the demand responsive transportation (DRT) and the paratransit solutions market. For more information, please visit www.ecolane.com.
About Veolia Transportation
Veolia Transportation is the largest private-sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, including bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, and sedan and taxi services. Veolia Transportation is committed to setting the standard in safe and sustainable mobility through partnerships with cities, airports and transit authorities. The company is based in Lombard, IL near Chicago.