FreeRide: Organize school transport
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Getting schoolchildren from their homes to school and back again is one of the important, highly complex tasks of public transportation. MENTZ makes the solutions quicker: FreeRide supports school transport organization and management at each step from authorization check to billing.
multi-client-capable: software that can support associations, school authorities, and transportation companies
web-based: location-independent deployment and use
connection to EFA electronic schedule information
optimally networked via import and export interfaces
Overview of functions
automated processes where helpful; manually operable where necessary
determines up-to-date addresses, stops, and public transport connections via EFA electronic schedule information
integrated platform for negotiating revenues
Structured common data is the basis of well-organized school transport. This is where FreeRide comes in: The solution is database-supported. This makes it easy for you to manually manage or import school years, school authorities, and schools …
To eliminate the necessity of creating each application for free transportation to school manually, there is an interface for importing lists of schoolchildren.
The school authority selects what school year it wants to import data into and which import file column contains what information.
FreeRide offers a convenient assessment function. This allows you not only to check the authorization for a free ride to school for each individual schoolchild application, but also to call up relevant fare information such as the number of zones required.
What connections with public means of transport are relevant for schoolchildren on their way to school? To answer this question, FreeRide incorporates up-to-date data from EFA electronic schedule information into its calculations. Parameters for queries and weighting can be defined individually. This gives you more route variants and more information about how likely those variants are to be used.
Tickets and notices to parents and guardians can be created directly from FreeRide. This is made possible by Word templates with merge fields.
Tickets for free rides for schoolchildren are normally paid for by the schools/school authorities in question. Nevertheless, you should check your ticket sales regularly (by school and public transport connection, for instance). The interface enables you to simply enter the number of tickets and amount of revenue if you want to forward this information to a revenue database, for instance. As necessary, invoices can be sent directly to school authorities.
Based on the probability of use, FreeRide suggests how revenue from ticket sales should be dispersed among the transportation companies involved..