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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.

ParaPlan sure has changed

04 February

On this #TBT, we’re highlighting our ParaPlan Appointment Screen from 1999!

1999 ParaPlan Appointment Screen

1999 ParaPlan Appointment Screen

That was then and this is now…

2016 ParaPlan Appointment Window

2016 ParaPlan Appointment Window

New Feature for Build From Previous

04 January

Build A Day

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.

Screenshot Legend:
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 hits the boardwalk

20 April

Atlantic City

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).

For more information on this conference, visit www.njtransaction.com
For more information on the Tropicana Hotel, click here.

EnGraph customers recognized in Wyoming

13 April

WYTRANS Nominees

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

Driver of the Year Nominees
-Eric Badwound, Campbell County Senior Center
-Rich Franco, Campbell County Senior Center
-Vermae Danielson, Campbell County Senior Center
-Bill Jordan, Sheridan Mini-Bus

Dispatcher of the Year Nominee
-Kim Serumgard, Cheyenne Transit

Good luck everyone and we will see you in Casper this summer!

Traffic, GPS time and history in ParaPlan Chase

30 January

Screenshot 2015 01 30 14 16 43

 

ParaPlan Chase got a few new features today. To use ParaPlan Chase, click the “Chase” button on any route with an iOS device in Scheduling Canvas.

Traffic

ParaPlan Chase will now show current traffic conditions. Green is good, yellow is slow and red is really slow.

Date Stamp

Hovering over a GPS point will now show the current speed and the time the GPS point was recorded.

History

Click the current GPS icon to show the entire history of that driver – even if they were in a different vehicle. You can also hover over the points to see the time and the speed.