SOURCE: RouteMatch Software
NASHUA, NH and ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Oct 28, 2013) - Nashua Transit System, CityBus, recently upgraded their RouteMatch Software intelligent transportation system to the latest RouteMatch 6 platform as well as added tablet mobile data devices aboard their vans and buses to improve scheduling demands. Nashua Transit System is a public transportation provider offering fixed route and demand response services. The transit agency serves nearly 540,000 riders.
"With RouteMatch's new features and functionality, we are saving a lot of money; there is not as much downtime, and trips are scheduled more efficiently," says Mark Sousa, Transit Director for Nashua Transit System. "I am also impressed with the positive reception our drivers have had to the tablet mobile data device installations; the tablets are easy to use and now second nature to them. It's been really good; I'm looking forward to the future and using the system as the foundation for continuous improvements."
With new routes added, software improvements became a necessity to meet the extra usage and demand. Using stimulus funds, Nashua Transit System decided that a RouteMatch 6 upgrade would allow the system to take advantage of advanced technologies and a unified fixed route and demand response platform to facilitate more accurate, real-time data capture for measurement and business intelligence, and gain greater scheduling flexibility. With this system in place, Nashua Transit System's schedulers and drivers are now able to monitor vehicles and on-time performance for improved ridership service and implementing future passenger information systems.
RouteMatch 6 has further yielded a boost in schedule optimization. After undergoing training and tweaking the setting changes to RouteMatch's Scheduling Engine, Nashua Transit System is now achieving a 90 percent or better rate in scheduled trips, which translates to more passengers getting more rides.
"We are excited that Nashua Transit System decided to embrace our technological advancements after meeting and consulting with other customers," says Tim Quinn, Executive Vice President of RouteMatch Software. "They are a prime example of how technology upgrades and implementing cutting-edge tablets can greatly increase the efficiencies in a small urban public transit system."
About Nashua Public Transit System
Nashua Public Transit System has been giving rides to the public since the Nashua Horse Drawn Railroad was started in 1886 (fares were a nickel then).
Today, Nashua Transit System buses and vans travel 1,870 miles a day on routes that cover the city and serves nearly 540,000 riders.
- Citybus is our daytime fixed route service, running on seven different routes.
- After 7 is our evening service, running on three routes.
- City Lift is our paratransit and senior citizen service, running on the same routes as Citybus and also offering additional service areas.
All routes begin and end at the Transit Center, located on Elm Street behind City Hall. And all NTS buses and trolleys are equipped with bike racks.
About RouteMatch Software
RouteMatch Software, Inc. is the leading provider of passenger transportation technologies and mobility management solutions. Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. 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/AVL, flex route, demand response, business analytics, traveler information services, and more. Additional information about RouteMatch's solutions is available at www.routematch.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.