EZ Ride started out by providing drivers and managing the shuttle service, comprised initially of six routes. “They brought a new level of reliability and safety to our shuttle service,” said Michael. “When EZ Ride proposed switching to their EZ Ride shuttle buses, we decided to give it a try.” Over time, EZ Ride consolidated the service from six to four routes and phased in their own vehicles. The results were well-received by riders and management.
“The EZ Ride shuttles have state-of-the-art technology,” said Michael. “This added a new dimension of safety and efficiency to the fleet and improved on-time performance. In addition, using EZ Ride mini-buses relieved the county of having to maintain a fleet of vehicles.”
All the shuttles were equipped with GPS navigation systems and in-vehicle cameras. “The navigation unit allows the dispatcher to monitor the shuttles in real time and generates detailed reports that pinpoint vehicle location and record the speed of the vehicles,” said Michael.
The cameras provide an accurate account of events if a vehicle is involved in an accident. The cameras are triggered by an impact to the mini-bus and record video eight seconds before and four seconds after the event. The videos can be accessed over a network and are reviewed by professionals to help determine the cause of an incident.