SOURCE: RouteMatch Software, Inc.

RouteMatch Software, Inc.

RouteMatch Software, Inc.

June 03, 2013 12:15 ET

Arkansas Transit Agency Improves On-Time Performance and Operational Efficiencies With RouteMatch Software's Demand Response Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Technologies

ATLANTA, GA and JONESBORO, AR--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2013) - Jonesboro Economical Transportation System (JETS), a demand response and fixed route transportation provider serving the City of Jonesboro, Arkansas, uses RouteMatch Software's Demand Response technology solution to improve and measure their on-time performance, which improved by 17%, as well as increased their passengers per service hour for more efficient and strategic transit operations. The transit agency now averages 2-3 passengers per service hour.

RouteMatch's ITS platform enabled JETS to automate their reservation process -- something that before was done manually by the agency's three schedulers. RouteMatch's flexible user-defined settings have allowed the agency to accommodate more reservations and have saved their employees time.

"RouteMatch has saved our schedulers and reservationist at least 45 minutes a day, and that adds up. It has made our operations more efficient, which enables us to focus on additional strategic ways to improve ridership," says Jeff Mansker, Mobility Manager at JETS. "Using technology to increase efficiency is also important for our plans for serving more riders and regional expansion and coordination." The upgrade to an automated scheduling and dispatch system has provided the agency with greater insight into exactly how their routes and rides are being managed.

Previously, on-time performance was measured manually and trip times were not negotiated or optimized. The agency now uses RouteMatch's scheduling engine to negotiate ad-hoc trips with the various health and human services providers they partner with. Equally importantly, JETS was able to use RouteMatch's verification tool to calculate the cost per trip and make more informed decisions on negotiated trip costs, helping them save money.

"Overall, RouteMatch has greatly helped our agency," explains Jeff. "We have become more time and cost efficient in a short time. Our agency is growing and there is more awareness of our services. We hope to implement more components with RouteMatch going forward. I don't know how we could have done the things we've been able to do in the past year without RouteMatch."

"Arkansas has been a progressive adopter of technologies and JETS is a great example of an agency that has been able to leverage our technologies," said Tim Quinn, Executive Vice President, RouteMatch Software. "We are excited to work with them as they expand their services."

About JETS

JETS is an acronym for Jonesboro Economical Transportation System and it has been providing public transportation for the City of Jonesboro, Arkansas since May 2006. JETS offers both Fixed Route and Paratransit service, all within the city limits. All JETs vehicles are equipped with wheelchair access. JETS Fixed Route service is currently provided by three hour long loops that cover significant portions of north, west, central, and east Jonesboro. JETS Fixed Route Service also has stops in the western-most portion of the Jonesboro Industrial Park.

About RouteMatch Software

RouteMatch Software, Inc. is the leading provider of passenger transportation technology solutions. Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and RouteMatch works with more than 600 transit agencies worldwide. Partnering with public and private sector passenger transportation providers, the company provides an end-to-end technology platform which addresses multiple operational, safety and ridership needs. RouteMatch's technologies address routing, scheduling, dispatching, billing, reporting, fixed route and CAD/AVLdemand response, business analytics, and fixed route integration, traveler information services, fleet management, and more. Additional information about RouteMatch's ITS technologies is available at www.routematch.com or by emailing info@routematch.com.

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