QRyde CEO Meets with MDOT Providers

QRyde CEO Meets with MDOT Providers

QRyde CEO Meets with MDOT Providers

On September 17, 2019, QRyde/HBSS held meetings at Jackson Medical Mall Foundation. Our Founder and CEO, Himanshu Bhatnagar started the meeting promptly at 2:00pm welcoming Atesa Mckinney (Jackson Medical Mall Foundation), Lori Greer (Jackson Medical Mall Foundation), Shirley Wilson (Mississippi Department of Transportation), Sheletta Buckley (South Central Community Action Agency), Nicholas Ross (South Central Community Action), Mary Griffin (Bolivar County Council on Aging), Chelsea Crittle (Central Mississippi Planning Development District), and Sharon Dallas (City of Jackson).

Himanshu updated the agencies on new updates to the QRyde system. This meeting’s primary focus was on the electronic signature function and reporting requirements for MDOT and CMPDD. Next, the providers reviewed a demo that was presented by Vikash, one of our application engineers. This gave us an opportunity to hear from the providers directly, as to what is working for them in QRyde. A Q&A session followed the demo, including some great questions asked about our multiple trip function, by Nicholas Ross (SCCAA).

We will continue to provide ongoing demos to the providers in MS showcasing upcoming updates throughout the month of October 2019.

2019 Dakota Transit Association Fall Conference and Roadeo

2019 Dakota Transit Association Fall Conference and Roadeo

2019 Dakota Transit Association Fall Conference and Roadeo

Jim, our business development manager, enjoyed a wonderful time at the Dakota Transit Association Fall Conference & Roadeo held this year at the Ramada by Wyndham Grand Dakota Hotel Dickinson. The first person he was greeted by was our client, Barb Cline of Prairie Hill Transit ED, who we’ve been working with to implement para-transit scheduling and a new fare card system across the whole western part of South Dakota (including a newer project – our smart phone app!)

He went on to meet with and converse with several area transit agencies from both North and South Dakota and spoke with them about the need for scheduling software and digital credit card payments capabilities across both states. The challenge we’ve found in the Dakotas are the large areas that the agencies have to cover. Some agencies in South Dakota have even started to combine in order to consolidate costs, making those service areas even larger!

Additionally, Jim was able to enjoy presentations from the Dickinson PD K9 Unit for both their bit dog and drug unit, as well as a small presentation from “Teddy Roosevelt” portrayed by Joe Wiegand explaining the new Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library that will be opening at Dickinson State University.

All in all a great trip – many thanks for the hospitality from the folks in Dickinson – we look forward to next year’s conference.