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!
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.
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.
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.
On this #TBT, we’re highlighting our ParaPlan Appointment Screen from 1999!
That was then and this is now…
Happy New Year everyone! We released a highly requested feature for building a new day in ParaPlan. Our ‘Build From Previous’ tool now has the option labeled ‘G’ in the attached screenshot, allowing the user to copy the custom times used for each matching trip on date ‘B’. This allows users to better utilize the exact stop order and detailed sequencing used previously.
A – Select Day, the date to build (or re-build)
B – Previous Date (optional), the date to use as a template for building
C – Copy Route Structure (optional), brings all the routes used on the previous date to the date being built
D – Copy Driver Assignments (optional), copies the driver assignments from the previous date to the date being built
E – Copy Start/End Times (optional), copies each route’s start and end time assignments from the previous date to the date being built
F – Copy Route Assignments (optional), copies each trip’s route assignment from the previous date to the date being built. Only if trip (or subscription) is active and details matched on both days.
G* NEW! – Copy PU and DO Times (optional), copies each trip’s previously used pick up time and drop off time designation from the previous date to the date being built.
ParaPlan will be on display at the New Jersey Trans Action Conference & Expo in Atlantic City this week. The trade show floor is open all day Wednesday and Thursday morning at the Tropicana Hotel. EnGraph Software and ParaPlan will be at Booth #11 (front left corner after you enter exhibit hall).
Congratulations to the following clients of EnGraph Software who are nominees for the 2015 WYTRANS Awards! Winners will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on June 10, 2015 during the WYTRANS Conference in Casper, WY.
Outstanding Service Award Nominee
-Pam Hoffman, Campbell County Senior Center
Dispatcher of the Year Nominee
-Kim Serumgard, Cheyenne Transit
Good luck everyone and we will see you in Casper this summer!
Brett and Kyle hit the road to start the new year. Our primary purpose was to upgrade Georgetown Transportation in Jenison, Michigan to our latest version and train them. They have been using ParaPlan since 2008 and were our final customer to upgrade from the old Microsoft Access version. They now love the new web-based system and experience.
We also spent time at Resource Transportation and Life EMS in Grand Rapids. We then took our very first clients to dinner as well! Kathy and her gang have been using ParaPlan since 2000 at the American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids and it was great spending some time with them. After Michigan, Kyle and Brett headed down to see Transpo Access in South Bend, Indiana before catching a snowy plane home.
It was great seeing some old friends to start off the new year 🙂
We just got back from the Arkansas Public Transit Conference in Eureka Springs and we are now going to APTA with REI next week! The huge tri-annual APTA EXPO will be held October 13-15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. There are over 800 exhibitors on the floor and REI will be at Booth #2913. Please stop by to see our fully integrated ITS solution and in-vehicle electronics.