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Why didn’t we save money after spending so much on a new Transport Management system?

In the last 30 years, many local authorities have invested large sums of money purchasing and implementing systems to manage their data for transport services, such as home to school. But, it seems, most of these authorities continue to wonder if the cost savings they hoped for are ever realised. So why aren’t the [...]

By |2019-09-02T15:11:15+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leeds City Council provides better travel experience for SEN children (and takes the sting out of rising entitlement and falling budgets) by using QRoutes

A recent review by Leeds City Council found that by using QRoutes to plan SEN home-to-school transport, the number of children who were in-vehicle for more than 75 minutes fell from 19% (July 2017) to 16% (September 2018). QRoutes also helped the team reduce the daily number of vehicles being used to deliver services from [...]

By |2019-04-05T14:29:45+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Parent’s Perspective

This week I listened to one of the most difficult presentations of my life. I feel it is something I should comment on but I hardly know where to start. At QRoutes we sell market-leading software that helps school transport planners plan home to school transport for special educational needs and disabilities children. We boast [...]

By |2019-03-11T08:54:38+00:00February 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Planning with Confidence and Clarity – notes from the QRoutes User Group

Earlier this month we welcomed 40 QRoutes Users from as far afield as North Tyneside and East Sussex to our User Group Meeting in Birmingham. QRoutes User Groups are an opportunity for the community of school transport planners to compare notes, and share challenges and successes. And this, the third, was the biggest and best [...]

By |2019-02-20T15:27:29+00:00December 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jeff walks a circuitous marathon for Cancer Research

Jeff, our Business Development Director, recently completed a marathon! He did walk it (literally!) so you might think that’s not so difficult. But he recoups kudos because it was overnight. He and his group set off on The Shine Walk at 9.30pm from Southwark Park and wending their way through Fleet Street, Pentonville Road, Park Lane, [...]

By |2019-02-20T15:27:29+00:00October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

QRoutes Helps Address Sheffield’s Special Transport Needs

Sheffield City Council has turned to the latest mapping and routing technology to improve Special Educational Needs (SEN) transport.  The council, which provides transport for 1000 children to around 35 schools, has deployed cloud-based software from QRoutes to work out the best routes and optimise resources.  The SEN fleet comprises 160 passenger vehicles and there [...]

By |2019-02-20T15:27:29+00:00July 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bedford Borough Council Boosts Transport Efficiency with QRoutes

Bristol, 10 April 2018 - Bedford Borough Council has employed the latest computer software from QRoutes to optimise the council’s transport services.  With transformation of Bedford’s schools from a three-tier to a two-tier structure, policy changes meant that the council’s home to school transport network had to be reorganised. QRoutes route planning software was used to assess [...]

By |2019-02-20T15:27:29+00:00April 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Local authority transport planners take to the road to improve services

Bristol, 21 November 2017 – Local Authorities from across the UK converged on Birmingham last week to learn about ways to improve transport services. School and special educational needs Transport Planners from Councils as far afield as Somerset, Buckinghamshire and Sheffield met at Birmingham University as part of an event hosted by transport planning software [...]

By |2019-02-20T15:27:30+00:00November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

QRoutes Launches Schools and Special Needs Transport Planning Software

Bristol, 14 November 2017 - QRoutes has announced the latest version of its Transport Planning tool, which is available online as easy to use software. Designed to simplify and improve the planning of school and special needs transport, QRoutes optimises routes and maximises vehicle utilisation, reducing operational costs. It can take many months to route [...]

By |2019-02-20T15:27:30+00:00November 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments