May/June 2023 – Software
P.O. Box 417
Ballston Spa, NY 12020 USA
Products: busHive is a tech company that helps motorcoach organizations modernize charter operations. Its cloud-based system streamlines quoting, confirmations, dispatching, scheduling, billing, and payroll. It also offers a vehicle maintenance module that assists with tracking preventative maintenance work-orders and inventory as well as driver compliance module that helps monitor when physicals, licenses and other training requirements are due.
DDS Wireless International
8271 154th Ave., NE
Redmond, WA 98052 USA
Products: End-to-end, turnkey fleet management solutions for taxi, limousine, transit and other commercial fleets. Its packaged solutions provide a full range of fleet management software and hardware for real-time dispatching; vehicle location and tracking; routing and scheduling optimization; and mobile data communication, navigation, and mobile payment processing.
Distinctive Systems, Inc.
19531 Lost Creek Dr.
Estero, FL 33967 USA
Company Officers: Don Greenglass, President; Bob Hopwood, Vice President of Support Services; Eric Elliott, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Products: Distinctive Systems is a supplier of software to the coach industry. Established for 30-plus years, over 1,500 operators rely on one or more of the company’s latest Microsoft SQL-based systems for the efficient management of their companies. The main systems at Distinctive Systems include its Coach Manager Charter and Contract Booking System, the Tour Booking System and the Vehicle Maintenance System. Distinctive Systems has garnered a reputation over the years for updating its applications with additional functionality, on an ongoing basis. With Coach Manager, your clients can easily submit quotes directly from your website and have each quote flow directly into your Coach Manager software. Your website customers can complete Deposit, Balance, and Statement Payments on your website using Distinctive Systems’ Client Portal functionality, along with the ability to Accept/Decline quotes directly off your website with all information seamlessly flowing into Coach Manager. Fuel and Credit Card Surcharges can also be easily managed within the software, among other functionalities. The Vehicle Maintenance System offers a seamlessly integrated Electronic Job Card, and the Tour Booking System provides a complete back office and website sales experience to your tour clients and staff.
80 Tiverton Ct., Suite 800
Markham, ON L3R 0G4 CANADA
Products: Enghouse Transportation is a transportation operations software provider. For more than 37 years, its team has built relationships with transit agencies, operators, and transportation and logistics service providers of all sizes, all over the world. Enghouse’s comprehensive portfolio of solutions support fixed-route scheduling, interactive voice response (IVR), paratransit demand response, integrated workforce management, full account-based fare collection, mobile ticketing, carrier and shipper transportation management systems, and mobile delivery apps with real-time GPS tracking and POD.
75 Port-Royal St., East, Suite 500
Montreal, QC H3L 3T1 CANADA
Products: GIRO helps agencies plan, schedule and operate high-quality public transit services, with software solutions adapted to their specific reality. GIRO’S HASTUS solution is deployed by transit operators and authorities in more than 25 countries, including eight of the 10 largest transit agencies in North America. Over 600 GIRO employees are committed to contributing significantly — with the highest standards of excellence and sense of shared purpose — to GIRO’s clients’ efficiency gains.
Motility Software Solutions
851 Trafalgar Ct., #160w,
Maitland, FL 32751 USA
Products: Formerly known as Systems 2000/Sys2k, Motility Software Solutions has been involved in the software-solutions industry for over 34 years. The company provides specialty vehicle dealers with tools to accurately measure outcomes and to meet and surpass goals. Motility’s dealer management software is fully equipped with the features and tools bus and coach dealers need for efficient operations.
Motorcoach Manager, Inc.
131 A Stony Point Circle, Suite 500
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 USA
Toll Free: 800-780-6880
Company Officers: Shirley Campbell, President; Erik Taylor
Products: Motorcoach Manager 2 is an online, flexible fleet management software system that runs on the cloud. It provides a complete, cost-effective system for managing all the logistics of motorcoach operations. It tracks dispatches for charter orders, scheduled line runs and school bus routes from the initial request for service to the final accounting reports. There is a comprehensive driver and employee compliance tracking module included. Payroll and mileage data can be entered after each trip or imported from GPS data. The cloud-based version includes embedded mapping with mileage and time data generated automatically for planning and pricing purposes. It also has a simple dispatching feature without detailed routing for quick data entry. Motorcoach Manager 2 is appropriate for any size of company providing passenger transportation. The application is the result of years of collaboration between the Motorcoach Manager staff and hundreds of clients and prospects. A complete set of features—such as built-in email, utilization and availability charts, financial analysis tools, security, equipment and driver management, driver training records, payroll and mileage tracking, etc.—are included.
Norse Systems, Inc.
1067 Marble St.
Watertown, NY 13601 USA
5102 Maple Tree Lane
East Lyme, CT 06333 USA
245 Sage Hollow Rd.
Guilford, CT 06437 USA
Toll Free: 800-769-8468 x1
Products: Norse Systems, Inc. provides a complete set of integrated products for managing bus transportation. Norse has been providing solutions for the bus industry for over 35 years. The comprehensive software product set is combined with private “cloud” based virtual servers and professional support to provide a complete solution for bus operators. The solutions are designed to run on existing computer infrastructure, so there is minimal or no capital cost. Low monthly fees, with no long-term contract, keep costs and risks low. Applications include: Charter/field trip sales and operations, dispatching, driver qualifications, human resources, employee time and pay, transit line runs, day trip/commuter/airport shuttle and tour systems, accident management, equipment maintenance, warrantee tracking and recovery, fuel control, fuel tax reporting, trip bidding, school bus routing with automated map interfaces, multi-site inventory control, purchasing, home to school operations, accounts receivable, general ledger, accounts payable, and more.
RBS – Relational Bus Systems, Inc.
10 Lancaster St. – Box 215
Cherry Valley, NY 13320 USA
Toll Free: 800-448-7001
Products: RBS, Inc., designs, implements, and supports Tour and Charter Management systems with more than 500 customers in North America.
6534 L St.
Omaha, NE 68117 USA
Company Officer: Scott Hays, President
Products: U.S.-based REI® designs, engineers and services innovative, commercial safety solutions, fleet management software and transportation electronics for motorcoach and transit bus fleets. The company focuses on surveillance camera systems, fleet management solutions, and audio/video products like bus radios, motorcoach display monitors and transit bus media player systems to help customers grow and protect their businesses. REI’s premier software is ARMOR™ Software Suite, an automated, wireless solution for cloud-based fleet management. Users configure its adjustable modules to optimize fleet efficiency, safety and collaboration. Among the fleet management software’s capabilities: automated, remote video downloads of events; fast, easy video sharing via password-protected links; real-time surveillance video and audio capabilities; automated event notifications, alerts, and reports; remote DVR access capability; fleet diagnostics; live vehicle tracking; GPS mapping system; geofencing; driver performance reports; data usage charts; mapped event hotspots; and more. ARMOR Software Suite’s downloaded data and fleet surveillance video are accessible anytime from a customer’s on-premises server or in the cloud via REI’s optional ARMOR Cloud service and an internet-connected device. With the service, REI manages customers’ ARMOR servers, necessary upgrades and updates, scalability and infrastructure. Administrators’ IT resources and server management duties are then minimized. ARMOR demonstrations are available by contacting REI.
200-5060 Spectrum Way
Mississaugua, ON L4W 5N5 CANADA
Products: Transit Operations and Workforce Management, designed to simplify scheduling, frequent sign-ups, complex pay rules and solve other logistical headaches; Transit Enterprise Asset Management, which tracks equipment and infrastructure over time, extends their lives and keeps them safe; Automated Fare Collection, designed for optimal cash management, provides agencies with fare media and provides higher utility to existing investments; and Traveler Information delivers schedule and real-time information to transit and paratransit passengers. Transit scheduling and planning and paratransit scheduling and dispatch solutions provide flexibility for an agency, while business intelligence tools provide views of an agency’s data.