Gradyville, PA (PRWEB) May 6, 2010
Automated Business Solutions (http://www.abs-pa.com), a paratransit software firm specializing in affordable automated paratransit scheduling technology (PtMS for Windows and PtMS Web), announces the release of the first software search engine designed to connect consumers and providers of people transportation. The “PtMS Mobility Management” transportation search engine is designed to assist mobility managers with actively linking transportation providers and the destinations, cities, and counties they serve.
“Two Massachusetts transit authorities recently asked us to develop this system to assist their staff and sister agencies. They wanted a web based search engine that could identify providers that met the requirements of geographic coverage, special services, and payment type using a simple user interface to complete searches”, says Stephen Pellegrini, president of Automated Business Solutions.
Providers can be further classified as to the geographic territory they cover, the services they offer (e.g., wheel chair transports), the days of the week and times they are open, and the types of reimbursement they accept (e.g Medicaid, Medicare, cash, credit card). These provider characteristics are then used in a special web site search engine to help users select the providers that meets the consumer’s needs.
Each search is stored in a transaction table so site managers can examine what types of provider service requests are being made by the software users. User search results can be emailed to the user.
“Information and referral is a core service provided by transportation brokers and mobility managers” says Pellegrini. “But when we searched the web, we could not find any software available that provided this service so we had to write it from scratch”.
The PtMS Mobility Management system is built on Microsoft SQL Server database using asp net based software.
Possible applications of this software system include helping consumers locate provider transportation services that go beyond the service area boundaries of a county transportation program, transit authority, or broker. or offer a specialized form of transportation not normally provided.
Those interested in their own mobility management services web site should contact Automated Business Solutions at 610-565-2800.
A live demonstration system is available at http://www.abs-pa.com/mobilitydemo.