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Bedford Boosts Transport Efficiency with QRoutes

By [email protected] - 9th May 2018 - 08:49

Bedford Borough Council has employed the latest route planning 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 the most efficient routes and maximise vehicle utilisation. The re-structured services are saving the council over £200,000 a year in transport costs. Bedford uses QRoutes, which is provided as an easy to use cloud-based service, to plan transport for 3000 school children, as well as 700 special educational needs and 1000 social care users. Bedford has now been able to reduce the number of routes, removing eight large buses from the network due to improved vehicle utilisation.