SOURCE: RouteMatch Software

April 30, 2007 08:39 ET

RouteMatch Software Acquires NaviTrans, Division of Laidlaw Transit Services

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 30, 2007 -- RouteMatch Software, Inc. today announced it has completed an agreement to acquire NaviTrans, a division of Laidlaw Transit Services. As part of the agreement, RouteMatch Software will hire all former NaviTrans employees and begin supporting all NaviTrans customers representing medium to large transportation providers across the country.

"Through this merger, RouteMatch will be adding a number of exceptional transit technology professionals to our team. We will also benefit from a great number of ideas and innovations that have been developed by NaviTrans for fixed-route and paratransit providers. This allows us to continue providing the best technology solutions and services to the transit industry," said Bahman Irvani, chairman at RouteMatch Software.

"This transaction accomplishes several objectives for Laidlaw Transit Services. It will allow us to improve the focus on our core business, while at the same time ensuring ongoing support for current NaviTrans customers. RouteMatch is an established and well respected software company that provides greater opportunities for the NaviTrans staff and product development," said Gil West, president of Laidlaw Transit.

"We are very excited about merging with RouteMatch Software. This is not a typical merger. RouteMatch is not only acquiring our client base, but also integrating our staff with theirs. The entire staff has accepted positions with RouteMatch, and everyone is excited about their future roles in the company. We see this as an opportunity to contribute to the company's continued success in providing transit ITS technology solutions for transportation providers," said Mike Wade, vice president of NaviTrans.

Current NaviTrans employees will continue to work out of a RouteMatch office based in Kansas City, Missouri. "The plan is to have the former NaviTrans team become the operations division for RouteMatch Software," added Wade. "Our team will develop new modules that will focus on achieving operational efficiencies. Much of our efforts at Laidlaw Transit Services were in this arena, so we are very pleased that we can continue initiatives that we started with Laidlaw."

After the merger, relevant features from the NaviTrans Navigator product will be integrated with RouteMatch's family of software solutions. NaviTrans customers will now be able to take advantage of RouteMatch's full line of customer support and customer care programs including free Webinars, user group meetings, an online chat forum for customers, online training sessions and the highly anticipated annual user conference.

About RouteMatch Software

RouteMatch Software is a proven leader in transportation and logistics technology and services, with specific expertise in demand-response and paratransit systems. Targeting private and public sector transportation providers, the company's products address routing, scheduling, dispatching, billing, reporting, fixed-route integration, and transportation coordination. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and its software is currently in use at more than 190 sites in 40 states across the U.S., including statewide implementations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Iowa and Tennessee. Additional information about RouteMatch Software products is available at or by calling RouteMatch Marketing Services toll-free at 1-888-840-8791 or 404-876-5160. Current customers may contact RouteMatch at 1-866-653-3629.

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