Company Profile: RoutePointe
MP2K presents a company that has developed a vertical-market school bus routing application using MapPoint
Robert Hutchison writes:
is a web-based application that enables school bus transportation administrators
and staff to easily manage the complex problem of routing children in school
buses to school. It manages not only students, schools and buses, but
allows administrators to effectively plan bus routes based on constraints such
as time, cost, driver skills, and specialties such as the need for wheelchairs
or additional aides. RoutePointe
has five major components:
RoutePointe maintains detailed information on each student whether
walking to school, being transported or being a cash payment in lieu of
transportation. It also manages
information about each school in the district (or districts), bus
contractors, routes and the district itself (where policies are
established). For the
physically challenged, it keeps track of the special requirements needed by
Stop Planning and Routing: RoutePointe provides facilities for
determining who is eligible for transportation, planning bus stops and
building routes. It uses
MapPoint® technology from Microsoft® to graphically
represent routes, optimize routes, and produce detailed driving instructions
Billing: RoutePointe is
designed to handle the needs of multi-district transportation departments.
Typically, special needs, vocational and non-public students are
managed through countywide organizations due to the high cost and low
capacities of the busses and because there are so many specialty schools to
which students are transported. A
single bus route can transport children from several school districts or can
be used to transport to more than one location.
RoutePointe handles each variation with ease.
Accounting: RoutePointe is
designed primarily for districts and organizations that contract for bus
services. It provides complete
facilities for bidding and contract accounting once routes have been
contains a full-functioned, integrated document management system.
Users can attach scanned records, photographs, word processing
documents or any other type of document to student, school, district,
contractor or route records. From
any computer on the network (assuming you have been assigned a login and
password), users can access data and attached documents through a standard
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