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Growing transit in Kansas

15 August

2017KSconf

It was fun driving out here to Garden City for the Kansas Transit Conference in my rental car that had Apple CarPlay (well the sprawling plains were cool too). The visual console gui to iMessage, Apple Music and most importantly Podcasts was very cool and easy to use. I also stopped real quick in downtown Jetmore to snap a pic of this cool building mural that blended into the actual Kansas sky.

The Kansas conference (http://kstransit.org) has been great this year with lots of interaction with all the agencies. Got to see our friends – Kandace from Sedgwick County and Anne from the Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency. The theme of the conference this year was ‘Growing Transit in Kansas’ and we got to hear great presentations from Donna Smith (ProjectAction), Kristen Joyner (SWTA), and Jennifer Montgomery (Assistant Kansas Attorney General).

Looking forward to Salina next year and smelling some of those Cozy Inn burgers!

Show Me Transit

06 August

HammonsField

Had a blast at Hammon’s field tonight with our friend Pat O’Donnell from REI watching some Texas League action. The home team Springfield Cardinals (farm team for STL) beat the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (farm team for KC) 5-2. We are here for the Missouri Public Transit Conference at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield.

The show runs for 2 more days and we are excited to tell folks about our updates to ParaPlan over the past year!

Meet us in Motor City!

08 June
CTAA-2017-Detroit-sm
We are so excited to have a booth at CTAA in Detroit this year! Tim and I will be talking all things ParaPlan at Booth #311 next week. We have not been to this show since Tampa in 2015 and we are excited to show off our cool new booth! There will be over 100 vendors at the Trade Fair and we are looking forward to seeing many of our colleagues and customers. We will be at the iconic Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center which soars 70 floors above the Detroit River and is situated on the RiverWalk, next door to Hart Plaza.

 

The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) is dedicated to ensuring that all Americans, regardless of age, ability, geography or income, have access to safe, affordable and reliable transportation. 

 

Follow the action next week on social media > #CTAAEXPO

 

Heading up north to Iowa

31 May

Iowa Public Transit

We normally attend the Fall IPTA Mid-Year Conference in November, but this year we are also supporting Iowa Transit in the Spring! We’ve built some new ParaPlan features that these folds need to see…

  1. ParaPlan Chase (single vehicle real-time GPS tracking and traffic)
  2. Multiple Leg Trip Support
  3. ParaPlan Live (real-time driver ETA’s, performance and dispatching)
  4. Group Trip Optimize (let ParaPlan adjust pick/drop sequencing for schools, dayhab, etc.)
  5. Multiple Day Appointment support
  6. Updated ParaPlan API to build your own apps and reports with ParaPlan data
  7. New Billing Tools & Reports

We will see you at the West Des Moines Marriott for the 2017 IPTA Training Conference & Annual Meeting. Looking forward to seeing our customers in Iowa!

ParaPlan hits the road in April

03 April
We are hitting the boardwalk tomorrow and ParaPlan will be on display at the New Jersey Transportation Conference and Expo – TransAction 2017. We are excited to see our customers from Philly and Salem, NJ who will be in attendance!
NJ TransAction 2017
The conference and trade show will be held at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ on April 4-6. Kyle will be at NJ Booth #25 talking all things ParaPlan!
Follow the conference on Twitter – https://twitter.com/NJTransAction

 

Then on to Ohio!
OH Transit
We are headed back to Columbus for the OPTA Annual Conference and Trade Show. This event is being held at the Columbus Convention Center on April 17-19. Kyle will be at Booth #42 talking about specialized urban and rural transit in Ohio. We have 11 customers in Ohio and Looking forward to seeing them!

ParaPlan featured in Ohio

09 January
ODOT Headquarters

ODOT Headquarters in Columbus, OH

We visited Columbus last week to take part in ODOT’s search for transit scheduling and dispatching software. The Ohio Department of Transportation invited 8 firms to present their software and services to prospective rural transit systems within Ohio. It was a fun day interacting with competitors, prospects and customers alike. We even got to chat with our current clients at SCAT (Tiffin, OH) and Horizons (Dover, OH)!

We appreciated being part of the event and are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Ohio Public Transit Association’s Annual Conference in April!

 

ParaPlan heads to the Rural Health & Transportation Get Link’d Conference

11 November
Rural Health & Transportation Get Link'd Conference

MO – Rural Health & Transportation Get Link’d Conference

Looking forward to the 2nd Annual Missouri Rural Health & Transportation Get Link’d Conference in Columbia, MO next week. Last year I got to see old friends and customers, as well as learn from local and national experts on the future of mobility management. Hopeful to take away some new contacts and great information again this year!

EnGraph attending its 15th Arkansas Transit Conference

10 October
Embassy Suites in Rogers, AR

Embassy Suites in Rogers, AR

We (Brett and I) are headed down to Rogers, AR today for the Arkansas Transit Conference. EnGraph Software has a long history with this great conference since 2001. Ann & Jim Gilbert always put on a great event for both the attendees and vendors. We are excited to see our great friends from the ATA, Razorback Transit, NATS and Hot Springs Intracity this week. We are staying in style, as the conference and expo is being held at the huge Embassy Suites of Northwest Arkansas – Hotel, Spa & Convention Center pictured here.

Heading to the Rockies

19 September
CASTA/CDOT 2016

CASTA/CDOT 2016

We are headed out to lovely Snowmass Village near Aspen, CO tomorrow for the annual CASTA/CDOT Colorado Fall Transit Conference and EXPO. EnGraph has 11 Colorado agencies using ParaPlan in places like Loveland, Trinidad, Sterling, Lakewood, Fruita & Frisco. BATS in Berthoud has been using ParaPlan since 2003! We are looking forward to driving through the Rockies and seeing our old and new Colorado transit friends.

Huge Transit Conference in Kansas City

10 August
Midwest Transit Conference

Midwest Transit Conference

We are so excited to be participating in the 2016 Transit Midwest/State Public Transportation Partnerships Conference right in our hometown! Kyle and Brett will be showing off new features in ParaPlan at Booth #5 in the Century Ballroom of The Westin Crown Center.

This conference and trade show is a cooperative effort among the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri, and partnerships with AASHTO, APTA, and CTAA. The event is scheduled for August 14 – 16, 2016.