Reducing Costs with ParaMax®
The typical paratransit program must meet the needs of both high volume routes, served best by a dedicated fleet of vehicles, and lower volume, "hard-to-serve" routes, served best by a flexible fleet of non-dedicated vehicles.
However, today, most agencies try to serve all of these trips via a single dedicated fleet (generally all large cutaways) - a one-size-fits-all approach that renders them unable to cost effectively deal with a varying demand.
"Hard to serve" trips -- after hours, peak hours, weekends, and out-of-area - spike up the cost and erode the productivity of the dedicated fleet model. At the end of the day, these agencies are paying a high price tag for only an average level of service.
Below you'll learn how ALC is able to save transit agencies 20-30% using ParaMax, ALC's proprietary route optimization technology, all while improving service levels.
ALC's ParaMax technology reduces transportation costs by analyzing all trip reservations, to "right size the route" and "right size the fleet."
Leveraging a unified fleet, coordinated under one standard management and technology layer, ALC delivers optimum productivity and efficiency for any paratransit program.
ParaMax establishes the most optimal route and then performs systematic, real-time route optimization to adjust to cancellations, road closures, weather and traffic conditions; and any other unpredictable events.
Our proprietary route optimization and GPS/AVL-based dispatching technology, used in conjunction with the vehicle's mobile data terminal, supports minute-by-minute agility, pin-point accuracy and ultimate responsiveness in routing, dispatching and tracking.
Flexible resources available to meet a varying demand - and costs that decrease as productivity increases.
Why Work with ALC?
What They're Saying...
"Long Beach Transit was the first transit system to benefit from the ALC business model. We began working together in 1998 through our partnership with Long Beach Yellow Cab, and I have always been impressed by their professionalism and quality of service. ALC is not a 'one size fits all' operation -- their paratransit services are highly personalized and designed to meet the unique requirements of any transit agency.
I recommend ALC to transit agencies that are looking for paratransit services that offer flexibility, efficiency and a high quality of service. Since the inception of our working relationship with ALC, this has been and continues to be our bottom line - a significant reduction in operating costs, while increasing customer satisfaction."
President and General Manager
Long Beach Transit
Long Beach, CA