Trapeze Group

Trapeze Group

June 21, 2010 09:00 ET

Martha's Vineyard Runs With Integrated Operations and Fleet Management Solution

Integrated AssetWorks and Trapeze Solution Streamlines Operations for This Unique Transit Agency

MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASSACHUSETTS--(Marketwire - June 21, 2010) - Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority has chosen a comprehensive solution that bridges the data and communication gap between operations and fleet management. The built-in integration between Trapeze operations management solutions and AssetWorks FleetFocus fleet management software can help the transit agency lower costs through better resource management and allocation, as well as through improved productivity and increased vehicle availability.

This integrated solution can help Martha's Vineyard in the following ways:

  • Improved Vehicle Availability - Trapeze operations management solution provides all details regarding upcoming vehicle requirements to the FleetFocus maintenance management screens. Changes made in the system are communicated to the maintenance group in real-time. This can help Martha's Vineyard transit managers maintain an updated inventory of vehicles which helps them meet both service and maintenance requirements.

  • Streamlined Service Requests/Incident Reporting - The timely reporting of service requests and incidents can help the agency expedite their maintenance processes. Operators now have a way to create service/incident requests both during the vehicle inspection and while the vehicle is in service. The integrated AssetWorks and Trapeze solution allows information to flow from the vehicle into the operations management system which then automatically alerts and updates the fleet management system in real-time. This tight integration can save Martha's Vineyard time and reduce the errors that can occur with manual paper-based reporting procedures.

The Martha's Vineyard Regional Transit Authority (VTA) provides year-round public transit service to the six towns of Martha's Vineyard: Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury. Its fixed route service varies throughout the year, depending on the seasonal travel demand. The VTA's peak season of operation typically runs from May to October, with fourteen routes that travel Island-wide.

The VTA carries over a million passengers annually. In fiscal year 2009 the VTA saw an overall increase of 7% in passenger boardings over the previous year. Ridership increased for both the in-season and off-season and an increased use of multi-day travel passes.

About Trapeze

Trapeze provides some of the most advanced software, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and mobile technologies in the passenger transportation industry. Hundreds of government and commercial organizations across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific have turned to Trapeze to realize efficiencies, enhance the quality and scope of their services, and safely transport more people with less cost. For further information on Trapeze Software Inc., please visit http://www.trapezegroup.com.

About AssetWorks

AssetWorks is an industry-leading provider of technology and consulting solutions for asset and infrastructure-intensive organizations in government, education, utilities, telecommunications, public transportation, health care and the commercial sector. Our suite of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software solutions and professional consulting services enable organizations to improve maintenance practices, streamline operations, and improve accountability for mission-critical capital and infrastructure assets. Leveraging the latest Internet, e-commerce, and mobile computing technologies, our software and industry expertise help our customers maximize resource utilization, improve service delivery, and achieve substantial and measurable cost savings. Whether you are doing more with fewer resources, or managing more assets with the same amount of resources, AssetWorks provides a complete solution—software, services, and support—to get the job done.

Contact Information

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