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.
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.
A.R.M.O.R. Mobility powered by ParaPlan will be on display at BusCon in Indianapolis next week. We will be hosting the booth with REI, who are bringing 9 company reps to the show! BusCon will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN on September 15 – 17, 2014.
Then shortly after BusCon, EnGraph Software will host a booth at the New Jersey Council on Special Transportation’s 19th Annual COST Vendor Expo. The expo will be held at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on Friday, September 19, 2014.
The 2014 Kansas Public Transit Conference (KPTA) is happening right now at the DoubleTree Wichita Airport. We had a great time with our fellow Kansas transit connections at the opening reception tonight and are looking forward to a big day tomorrow! We are joining our partner, Radio Engineering Industries (REI) in the exhibit hall, so please come see us.
For more information on the KPTA conference, visit http://www.kstransit.org
The 2014 Missouri Public Transit Conference (MPTA) conference is August 3-5, 2014 at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. We are very excited to see what our neighbors in Missouri have been up to! We will be joining our partner, Radio Engineering Industries (REI) in the exhibit hall, so please come see us.
For more information on the MPTA conference: http://www.cabllc.com/MPTAConference/general.htm