Ecolane Acquired By National Express

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National Express, the parent company of National Express Transit, has announced its acquisition of Philadelphia/Finland-based Ecolane. The acquisition enables National Express to expand their service offerings and introduce new capabilities to their transit customers.

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Having a world-class transit and paratransit scheduling and dispatch platform is a market differentiator and Ecolane's software fits perfectly with our vision.

National Express, the parent company of National Express Transit, has announced its acquisition of Philadelphia and Finland-based Ecolane and its business assets. Ecolane is a market leader in the demand responsive transportation (DRT) and the paratransit solutions market. Headquartered outside of Philadelphia, Ecolane provides technological solutions and services to increase the productivity, efficiency and customer satisfaction levels for their clients.

“By bringing Ecolane into the National Express family, we will be able to expand our service offerings and introduce new capabilities to all our transit customers,” said Judith Crawford, CEO of National Express Transit. “Having a world-class transit and paratransit scheduling and dispatch platform is a market differentiator and Ecolane's software fits perfectly with our vision. We are thrilled to have them join National Express.”

National Express Transit’s attention is focused on providing the safest, highest quality transportation services for customers and the communities served and adheres to five core values: safety, customers, people, community and excellence.

“This acquisition by National Express, a company with a reputation for providing high quality services, is very welcome,” said Steve Ross, CEO of Ecolane. “The culture and values of both companies are closely aligned and we already have a successful history working on projects together. The additional resources that National Express brings to the table will help Ecolane expand our already successful product offerings and related services. The entire team at Ecolane is excited by the prospect of formalizing what has already been an excellent relationship."

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About Ecolane
Ecolane is the most flexible, affordable and reliable choice for transit agency managers, directors and decision-makers with responsibility for implementing easy-to-deploy scheduling and dispatch solutions. Ecolane’s software platform restores community engagement to people who might not otherwise have access and mobility. With offices in Espoo, Finland and US headquarters outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ecolane is a technology leader in the demand responsive transportation (DRT) and the paratransit solutions market. For more information, please visit http://www.ecolane.com. Ecolane is part of the National Express family of companies.

About National Express
Durham School Services, Stock Transportation, Petermann Bus and National Express Transit Corporation, make up National Express, headquartered in Warrenville, Ill. As a leader in transit and student transportation, National Express is committed to exceptional safety, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. Our North American companies operate 23,000 buses and serve over 500 clients in 36 states and four provinces.

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