Putting Ridership Management in the Hands of Drivers and Fleet Managers
Zonar this week announced Zonar Count!
What is it?
It’s a new app for Zonar tablet users in the passenger services market.
Built to help managers better understand how their fleets perform so they could make their vehicles safer and routes more efficient for drivers and passengers, Zonar Count enables operations managers to how many students are actually riding a route in comparison to how many were assigned, providing a key productivity metric to right size fleets to actual load counts and accurately capturing state ridership information for state reporting.
How does it work?
With the touch of the screen, drivers can easily conduct a rider count and quickly transmit that data to a secure database for immediate access through with Zonar’s Ground Traffic Control®. When paired with Zonar’s Z Pass™, an RFID reader, which with passive Zonar RFID cards logs each entry and exit from the bus, the Zonar solution enables fleet managers visibility into exactly when and where riders got on and off a bus.
In additional to providing schools and mass transit organizations with increased access to ridership data, Zonar Count’s data collection eliminates the complexity and paperwork involved tracking and submitting ridership information of special need students. With an accurate digitally recorded count of these students, school administrators can easily submit the information to receive Medicaid reimbursements.