Case Studies

North Tyneside Council improves efficiency of processing school transport applications

North Tyneside Council worked in partnership with QRoutes to develop new software, QPaths Vast improvements in the speed of processing transport requests  Significant savings through improved accuracy Background Local authorities have a responsibility to make transport arrangements for all eligible children. There are statutory guidelines for ‘eligible’ (although authorities have the option to provide further […]

East Sussex automates SEN-D transport planning with QRoutes

Results from planning one school included reducing passenger mileage to one school by 116 miles per day, saving 3.26 hours per day overall passenger travel time, cutting planning time for alternative options from hours to minutes, and estimated annual transport cost savings of £274,692 Background Torfield School is based in Hastings, East Sussex, and has […]

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council plan SEN transport with confidence and clarity

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council are able to approach the complex task of Special Educational Needs with new confidence by using QRoutes as the bedrock of their process. “When our department began planning and managing SEN transport in 2015 there were 390 pupils.”, says Terry Smith of the Place Directorate Environment & Transport Barnsley MBC. “This […]

Aberdeenshire on target to achieve substantial savings with QRoutes

Aberdeenshire Council provide transport services for 11,000 pupils, with around 500 of these requiring Additional Support Needs (ASN). The total cost per annum to provide this transport is around £16m for Mainstream schools and £3m for ASN. Aberdeenshire have their own fleet of vehicles to provide some of this transport but still tender over 600 […]

Early savings in time and money for Wiltshire with more in the pipeline

Wiltshire County Council have reduced the number of routes to a single post-16 college from 12 to 9 by using QRoutes. These initial savings from one establishment equates to over £60k per annum. We think total savings this year will exceed £300k. At one school it looks like we can reduce the number of contracts […]

QRoutes Helps Address Sheffield’s Special Transport Needs

Bristol, 30 May 2018 – 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 […]

Helping Leeds City Council deliver strong key performance indicators

Leeds City Council (LCC) Passenger Transport Team operates transport services for adult social care (ASC) and children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The team, led by Head of Service, Julie Hatton, from their Westland Road Depot, carry out in excess of 900K journeys per year. This metropolitan service is one of the largest […]

Kent County Council uses QRoutes to transform SEN transport

Kent County Council has transformed its Special Educational Needs transport services, with new computerised routing technology that optimises transport efficiency by up to 15 percent. Using cloud-based software from QRoutes, the Council has reviewed 1500 routes and re-planned transport for 4000 Special Educational Needs pupils, as well as 1000 people entitled to Social Care transport. […]