WAYNE, Pa (July 16, 2018) – Ecolane is thrilled that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) received two awards for Best Use of Technology and Innovation in the regional America’s Transportation Awards competition--one of which was for its statewide demand-response software implementation.
“These awards recognize the innovative ways PennDOT resolves challenges to better serve the people of Pennsylvania,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards stated.
The installation process took more than five years to complete, having integrated it for 42 transportation providers at 51 locations, servicing 65 counties combined. The coordinated system has elevated and enhanced efficiency and safety of the paratransit services across the state.
On-time performance and data-collection are key components that helped agencies improve customer service. Additionally, the implementation has saved an estimated $600,000 per year in maintenance fees and administrative costs across the state.
“Statewide software is unique in the transit industry, and PennDOT’s successful implementation of the Ecolane DRT system, is a powerful example of how public and private sectors can come together in a joint effort to enhance the transportation needs of communities on a local, personal level,” said Steve Ross, CEO of Ecolane. “We congratulate PennDOT on both award wins for their Statewide Demand-Response Transit Scheduling Software Implementation and for the Hunter Station Bridge in the Best Use of Technology and Innovation in the small and medium categories, respectively.”
To find out more about this, read statements from American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
Ecolane is the most flexible, affordable and reliable choice for transit provider 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 US headquarters in Wayne, PA, Ecolane is a technology leader in the demand responsive transportation (DRT) and the paratransit solutions market. For more information, please visit www.ecolane.com. Ecolane is part of the National Express family of companies.