Enhancing Community Transport

Community transport is fast becoming the backbone of local communities. The transport services mobilise and engage communities and meet the needs of people who do not have easy access to cars, taxis, busses and other forms of transport. The services usually cater for taking disabled people to work, children to school, sick people to healthcare appointments as well as to shops and clubs. Community transport is a safe, accessible, cost effective. Schemes are generally run by charities and voluntary organisations which are local to the community they serve.

In September 2016, Oliver James Enterprise (OJE) launched a community transport software called Road XS which being used by Voluntary Action Stratford Upon Avon (VASA) and other providers in Warwickshire and Oxfordshire. The software enables voluntary car and minibus schemes providing community transport services the ability operate completely paperless and sustain their services via the cloud. It allows for journeys to be fully tracked, volunteer drivers to be suggested, real-time reporting, estimated pickup times, cost controls, real-time departure boards and handles car sharing, minibuses and coaches all via a modern and easy to use design.

After only six months, Road XS is greatly enhancing the services provided by VASA. It has helped save costs to both passengers and drivers, saved considerable time in managing the entire transport service, over-hauled the data capture process, increased accuracy, streamlined the whole operation and provided in-depth insight into the value of community transport and the positive impact it has on the communities they serve. VASA are delighted and have already increased their passenger numbers, journey numbers and out-reach as a direct result.

If you would like more information about Road XS please call 0330 113 1626 or visit www.roadxs.com For more information about VASA and their invaluable services call 01789 296344 or visit www.vasa.org.uk