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Up to Iowa, now in Denver for SWTA!

05 March

Last week I headed north to Iowa to visit a few clients and meet some new possible users. It was a great trip driving through central Iowa and so many quaint midwestern towns. I first stopped by Iowa Region XII in Carroll and met with Jill and Tom. I then headed over to Vinton and got to show ParaPlan off to a few agencies. I ended the trip with a short stop at Region 6 Planning/Peoplerides in Marshalltown. It was great seeing LeAnn again and meeting their director Marty.

I’m currently in Denver at the big SWTA conference and looking forward to seeing our transit friends! Check back for my post on the show!

Rural Transit Shines in Omaha

10 November

Last week we got to attend the 3rd Annual National Rural Transit Assistance Program (part of FTA). They are dedicated to helping public & rural transit agencies with technical assistance and training. Neil Rodriguez put together a great program for all the attendees with help from the staff at CASTA.

We were downtown at the Hilton, right across the street from TD Ameritrade Park – home of the College World Series. I got to hang out with my great friend and Omaha native Pat O’Donnell of REI for a couple days. The show was busy and we garnered lots of interest in ParaPlan! Looking forward to next year.

Destination Wyoming!

30 October

I am gearing up for the RTAP Conference this week at the always lovely Omaha Hilton. However, last week I got treated to some amazing views of the Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming during WYTRANS 2017. The conference was hosted at the Snow King Resort and we also got a tour of START BUS‘s new transit center/barn by Director Darren Brugmann. This event was followed by a fun dinner and World Series watching at local fave Eleanor’s Again Bar & Grill.

It was great spending time with our clients:

We love visiting this beautiful state and looking forward to Riverton in 2018!

Transit rocks in Little Rock!

16 October

We just finished up our 16th Annual Arkansas Transit Show this week! Our friends at the ATA (Ann, Rebecca, Jimmy & Russ) always put on the best State Conference. Great seeing our longtime users at Razorback, NATS, Hot Springs & Hope Cancer Resources. We also got to tour a WWII era submarine, the USS Razorback…it held 88 crewmen…wow.

Brett made the trip too and I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank him for all the great work he does for our customers and our product. Every single person I talk too raves about his customer service. Thx B!

Gorgeous Colorado

03 October

Brett and I are in Little Rock for the Arkansas Transit Show right now (post coming soon), but last week I was lucky to see some truly unbelievable views in Telluride, CO for the 2017 CASTA Transportation Conference. Loved chatting with our partners and clients in Lakewood, Trinidad, Fort Morgan, Montrose, Eckert and Loveland.

Excited to come back for 2018 in Breck!

Growing transit in Kansas

15 August


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 ( 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


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
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!
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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!