The challenge of logistics for adapted transport organizations
(05/02/2014) Last week took place the presentation of the study "Analysis of the situation and measures design to improve and professionalize adapted transport to the region of Valles Occidental". According to D-CAS, the company behind the study, the information gathered can give a first answer to the two main demands of municipalities: provide adapted transport with a common regulation, and
The planning challenges the study analyses include: long and low optimized routes (dispersion among municipalities and centres, taxis and rising costs, direct subsidies without providing the service, demand for establishing shared routes), tailored routes (attention to the specific needs of users and requirements, coordination with other home care services), and a dynamic service (discharges and leaves caused especially by elderly, schedule changes during the months of summer).
Attendees at the presenation included members of all the municipality councils in the region, and of course Newronia responsible for the proposed solution for route planning of the study. The calculation of these routes has been done with Plan-it!.