Pantonium’s Blog & News

Contract Drivers in People Transportation

2017-07-13T16:53:27+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Public Transit|

Cha-Cha-Cha Changes: There is a confluence of news these days on changes in the transportation network company (TNC) industry. These stories are centered around Uber, which is still reeling after the removal of CEO Travis Kalanick and ongoing slew of bad press. Naturally, they are trying to shake things up. There is a push to increase driver satisfaction, specifically a [...]

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Operational Changes Transportation Directors Should Consider

2017-06-25T11:49:56+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|On-Demand Transportation, Public Transit, Technology|

Let’s consider a laudable goal, public transit systems offering integrated mobility that is accessible enough to make people want to ride buses again, and flexible enough to get people to ditch their habits of using single occupancy vehicles.  This can be done in the "short term" of less than five years, at a large scale, across a metropolitan area. All [...]

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Algorithms for Transportation

2017-04-14T16:43:51+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Pantonium, Technology|

When people talk about algorithms the conversation tends to slant in the direction of SkyNet blowing up the world or high frequency trading bots crashing financial markets, these are not always the most practical applications for algorithms which can be anything from baking recipes to a multi-billion dollar search engines. However knowing what they are is only the first step, we [...]

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Software for Mobility as a Service

2017-02-08T16:22:12+00:00 February 6th, 2017|On-Demand Transportation, Public Transit, Technology|

What in the world are SaaS, LaaS, AaaS or MaaS? These days every letter in the alphabet seems to be offered “as a service”. This is not just the output of marketing departments around the world, it is a change in how people and organisations buy and consume things. These acronyms are the result of the rise in the subscription model [...]

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Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Trends in 2017

2017-01-05T21:51:39+00:00 January 5th, 2017|News, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation|

Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) did not escape the craziness that was 2016; the industry last year saw stories of maligned brokerages, fraudulent companies, regulatory conflicts and technological disruption. All of which impact providers of transportation as they look forward into the new year, lets look back on these events and trends to prepare for what will certainly be an interesting 2017. [...]

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Pantonium Ridesharing Software

2016-12-01T15:32:03+00:00 November 21st, 2016|On-Demand Transportation, Technology|

These days it can be said without a trace of irony that single occupancy vehicles (SOVs) are one of the seminal catastrophes of the 20th century. Although the number of people driving alone is trending down in North America, more than 50% of vehicles on the road still are only transporting one person. The environmental, economic and social impacts of [...]

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Investing in Software Infrastructure: Public Transit and Medical Transportation

2016-12-01T15:32:04+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, On-Demand Transportation, Public Transit, Technology|

When we think of big infrastructure projects we tend to imagine people in hardhats lining up with shovels, standing in front of a pile of dirt for a photo-op, or a similarly contrived scene at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Politicians like construction of physical things that they can drape with bunting and point to, years later, as evidence of their ability [...]

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Make Paratransit Great Again: Conventional Transit Integration

2016-12-01T15:32:06+00:00 August 18th, 2016|On-Demand Transportation, Public Transit, Technology|

Like many institutions these days, it has been a challenging time for paratransit. Higher ridership and lower operating budgets have reached the point where experts are saying that the status quo is now unsustainable. The ongoing problem with the service is its regulatory necessity combined with inescapable cost. Providing demand response transportation in specialized vehicles, moving small numbers of people, will be more [...]

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How to Never Walk to the Bus Again: Flexible Transit for North America

2016-12-01T15:32:11+00:00 June 24th, 2016|On-Demand Transportation, Public Transit|

“In America a pedestrian is someone who just parked their car” When comparing North American populations to Europe we see a stark difference, North Americans do not want to walk. This has been a fact since mass adoption of the car, which drove our infrastructure and culture away from walking. And unless we see $20-a-gallon gas prices there is probably [...]

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