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OCTOBER 30, 2014

GREENLINK TRANSIT TO LAUNCH ONLINE BUS TRACKING AND APP – GREENVILLE JOURNAL

Riders can Track Buses and Find Best Route
With a quick glance at their smartphone screen, Greenlink bus riders waiting at the bus stop will soon see exactly where their bus is along its route and its expected arrival time. On Nov. 1, Greenlink transit is set to launch the RouteShout mobile app. Created by Atlanta-based RouteMatch, the app can help riders find bus stops using a phone’s GPS, see estimated arrival times, view all stops on a route and mark their favorite stops. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android and mobile web devices. Read More.

OCTOBER  1, 2014

ROUTEMATCH TOUR REVEALS CUSTOMER-DRIVEN APPROACH, CTAA MAGAZINE 

CTAA Magazine’s editor, Scott Bogren, visited RouteMatch Software’s office in Atlanta to get an overview of the company, culture and technologies.  Click on this link to read the full article. GeorgiaTransitDay- CTAA Magazine – RouteMatch

JULY/AUGUST 2014

ROUTEMATCH COMES TO RENVILLE,  INTRANSIT, MINNESOTA PUBLIC TRANSIT ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER

Renville County Heartland Express and Kandiyohi Area Transit jointly applied for a grant from MnDOT to bring new technology to their transit systems and purchased RouteMatch, a routing software. This process involved “the three C’s” of cooperation, coordination, and consolidation. Read more here. 

APRIL 24, 2014

GPS BUS TRACKER APP COMING FOR STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, THE DENVER POST

Bus riders in Steamboat Springs will soon be able to use their computers and smartphones to track their ride so they aren’t left out in the cold. Steamboat Springs Transit signed a contract with RouteMatch to install a GPS tracking system in all 21 of the buses in the city’s fleet. Transit Manager Jonathan Flint said the system will help bus riders and the supervisors who run the regional and local bus lines know what’s going on. Read More.

APRIL 9, 2014

THE CATS MEOW – GIVING BATON ROUGE’S PUBLIC TRANSIT A SECOND CHANCE, DIGBR

Cody Worsham shares his experience with CATS and RouteShout
I’ve been in Baton Rouge for a quarter century, and until Monday, my only experience with CATS was a near-death one. I was at the light on Chimes Street at Highland a couple years back when an obviously late bus ignored a red light and nearly side-swiped me into an early grave. Luckily for the bus and myself, I survived a terrible car accident at age 14 and have since been the most paranoid of commuters, and that paranoia allowed me to see the bus before a fatal T-boning. Read More.

APRIL 6, 2014

SARA RIDES TO BEGIN MONDAY FOR SENIORS AND THOSE WITH DISABILITIES, YUMA SUN

RouteMatch Software’s mobility management technologies helps Saguaro Transportations Services launch a One Call / One Click Center to provide coordinated transportation for disabled and senior riders in the region.
Beginning today, Saguaro Foundation will start operating SARA (Safe Affordable Reliable Accessible) Rides, a “one call, one click” transportation center. Read More.

MARCH 17, 2014

WHERE’S MY BUS?, THE RECORDER

New FRTA phone app will help you find out; text alerts coming
If you need to find out when the next FRTA bus will be coming to a stop near you, the answer could be on your cell phone. Franklin Regional Transit Authority bus routes are now available from a free, smart-phone app called “RouteShout,” which helps users find the nearest bus stop and tells them when the next bus will be coming. Read More.

FEBRUARY 24, 2014

TEXAS PARATRANSIT IMPROVES WITH ROUTEMATCH TECHNOLOGY, METRO MAGAZINE

Texoma Paratransit System (TAPS) has reported that the organization has experienced operational improvements across its demand response and fixed-route services by continually adopting RouteMatch Software’s intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies. The Texas agency has experienced greater cost savings, increased ridership and passengers per revenue mile, as well as a reduction in no-shows, according to a company statement. Read More.

DECEMBER 13, 2013

Coweta Wins Transit Award, the times-herald

“The Coweta system’s improvements were the result of improving the dispatching and routing through RouteMatch.”
Coweta County’s Transit System has been honored by the Georgia Transit Association for recent improvements in the system.
The Coweta County Transit System was the winner of the GTA Performance Award, which was presented at the association’s annual conference last week in Athens. Read More.

DECEMBER 11, 2013

Porterville Transit system gets technology makeover, the porterville recorder

Another huge addition was the technology, provided by RouteMatch Software. The new technology not only makes it easier for staff, it makes it a lot more convenient for riders. The software allows for tracking buses as well as providing cell phone applications that show riders where the buses are in real-time, the ability to access routes from any web browser and even has an interactive voice response for riders to call in and get updated information.
Read More.

DECEMBER 3, 2013

Transit Without a Route Map, twin cities daily planet

“Any Minnesota rural transit system that isn’t using RouteMatch or equivalent software ought to look into it post haste”
In six counties of west-central Minnesota, residents don’t need bus schedules or route maps to get around by public transit. They just call the Rainbow Rider dispatcher to schedule a pickup. It’s a common dial-a-ride system for rural transit, but one that’s become more efficient and economical thanks to recently introduced software called RouteMatch. Read More.

NOVEMBER 1, 2013

TECH AND HOMELESS VETS TO IMPROVE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION, GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority in Massachusetts is partnering with a nonprofit organization to put homeless veterans to work in an intermodal transportation center.
A new intelligent transportation system and a team of homeless veterans could soon rewrite the book on bus travel efficiency in Berkshire County, Mass. The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) has partnered with Soldier On, a nonprofit organization supporting veterans, and RouteMatch, a transportation software provider, to establish a one-click, one-call center within the Authority’s Intermodal Transportation Center. When completed next year, riders will have access to real-time information on bus arrival times, Wi-Fi access and other amenities. Many veterans will also be employed to staff the center. Read More.

OCTOBER 2, 2013

BUS SCHEDULES GO MOBILE IN GRAND FORKS, EAST GRAND FORKS

Bus schedules for Cities Area Transit in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks just got a lot handier. A new phone and web application debuted earlier this summer that allows patrons to view bus routes and departure times instantly. The app is called RouteShout, and CAT Mobility Manager Ali Rood said it will make riding public transit easier for regular and new riders. Read More.

AUGUST 5, 2013

OKLAHOMA STATE UPGRADES TO ROUTEMATCH SYSTEM, METRO MAGAZINE

Oklahoma State University (OSU)-Stillwater Transit Services, serving the campus of OSU and surrounding community of Stillwater recently upgraded their paratransit service with RouteMatch Software’s Demand Response system.The system includes automated scheduling, dispatching, and routing abilities as well as trip optimization, reporting and an integrated platform built for expandable features. Read More.

JUNE 28, 2013

OPEN DATA PRESENTS OPPORTUNITY, CHALLENGE FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEMS, PASSENGER TRANSPORT

In recent years, the largest U.S. public transit systems have begun releasing their schedule, fare, station, real-time vehicle location, and other data to the public in easy-to-use open digital formats. Using that open data, third-party developers have created a bonanza of new mobile and web applications for customers—everything from a signal that a specific bus stop is approaching to a multimodal trip planner that integrates bus, train, and bike. Read More.

MAY 6, 2013

DENVER’S PARATRANSIT PROVIDES NEW RIDER TOOLS, PASSENGER TRANSPORT
From its very inception two decades ago, the goal of the access-a-Ride program operated by Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) has been to address the mobility needs of individuals with disabilities, to adhere to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and to align with the policies established by the RTD Board of Directors and RTD’s ADA Paratransit Implementation Plan. Those remain the goals of the program today. Read More.

APRIL 9, 2013

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI MASS TRANSIT SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MOVE PEOPLE AND BUSINESS, FIGHT FOR FUNDING, THE JOURNAL OF SOUTH MISSISSIPPI BUSINESS
Managing the mass transit system on the Coast is complicated, but the philosophy is simple: When you keep people moving, the economy keeps growing. It’s a philosophy that’s working, for now. But in just a few months, the plans could start coming off the rails. Read More.

APRIL 3, 2013

‘ROUTESHOUT’ PHONE APP ALLOWS RESIDENTS TO VIEW BUS INFORMATION, TYLER PAPER

The Tyler Transit Department has launched RouteShout, a free smart phone app that allows riders to view current bus routes and arrival times for Tyler Transit, according to a press release from the city. The free app can be downloaded from www.routeshout.com. “By adding this technology we can provide an alternative source of updated and accurate information to our customers,” James Oliver, transportation operations coordinator, said in the press release. “RouteShout is an easy-to-use mobile app that can assist customers in their efforts to utilize Tyler Transit. Tyler is the only city in Texas using the RouteShout technology.” Read More.