To facilitate the better transit services USDOT ( U.S. Department of Transportation ) announces grants to help communities improve transportation from which the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) received a $650,000 in Claiborne County. With the acquired grant MDOT will help the Claiborne County Human Resource Agency and four partner organizations adapt technology to make it easier and more efficient for people to get on board in rural areas. The agencies will experiment with leveraging real-time data from the field to improve their dispatching system and the rider experience. They will also adapt technology to enhance their online ride management platform.

Why Funds are needed for Rural Transportation

Access to transportation contributes to the economic development, health, and quality of life of rural communities. Reliable transportation is needed for rural residents to access healthcare services, consumer services, employment and educational opportunities, and social services. It is also important for accessing recreation and other activities of daily life.

USDOT gave grants totaling $16.2 million to 32 states and two territories to support 40 projects. The Federal Transit Authority (FTA) of The Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) initiative provided the funding. For planning, engineering, and technical studies as well as financial strategies to enhance transit in low-income areas as defined by the Census, AoPP grants are given out. In order to enhance transit service or introduce new services, such as paratransit, the program also supports coordinated human service transportation planning. 

With QRyde MDOT has reached greater heights of success, with the primary focus on the electronic signature function and reporting requirements for MDOT and CMPDD.

About MDOT 

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is the organization in charge of developing and maintaining all state and federal roadways in the U.S. state of Mississippi. In addition to highways, the department also has a limited role in supporting Mississippi’s public transportation system, ports and waterways system, aeronautics and railroads. MDOT is headquartered in downtown Jackson.

What QRyde Offers

GDOT, MDOT, NHDOT, MART, and several other DoTs & transit agencies are using QRyde for the following services:

  • App-based ride-booking
  • Call center optimization
  • Competitive bidding alternatives
  • Client profile administration
  • Ride booking
  • Scheduling and dispatching
  • Route optimization
  • and a lot more

In a Nutshell QRyde is the ultimate AI based Transit software that offers the pre-eminent solutions to ease the transit services, besides that, QRyde also provides customized solutions according to the transit agency challenges, which often contributes to economic growth.

Other DoTs and agencies can also come onboard with QRyde to provide better services in their community

Having QRyde, MDOT obtained the funding by that the Claiborne County Human Resources Agency and four partner organizations will be able to modify technology in a way that makes it simpler and more effective for people to travel in rural areas. The agencies will leverage real-time data from the field to improve their scheduling & dispatching system to enhance their riders experience.

With an experience of more than 23 years in Public Transportation QRyde has lot to offer to all the agencies and DOTs.

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