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  Motorcoach, travel associations urge end to government shutdown

From Metro:

A number of group tour and travel associations, including the American Bus Association, the United Motorcoach Association, and the International Motorcoach Group, came together this week to urge Congress and the Administration to end the government shutdown immediately and end the harmful economic effects to the U.S. and its tourism industry.

The statement reads:


A number of group tour and travel associations, including the American Bus Association, the United Motorcoach Association, and the International Motorcoach Group, came together this week to urge Congress and the Administration to end the government shutdown immediately and end the harmful economic effects to the U.S. and its tourism industry.

"On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we urge Congress and the Administration to work together to immediately end the partial government shutdown," the statement said. "This shutdown is unnecessarily causing harm to the nation’s economy. We recognize that neither side wants to concede to the other, but this prolonged political fight will have negative impacts on the country - and our industries - for months and possibly years to come. Our members are already experiencing hardships and loss of revenue from the shutdown.

"According to data from the U.S. Travel Association, in 2017 travel generated $2.4 trillion for the U.S. economy and supported 15.6 million jobs. Our various tour and travel organizations play a key role in generating that............  READ MORE >

 
   
  OurBus partners to deliver seamless ticket authentication using sound


 

Chirp, a pioneer of data-over-sound technology, is partnering with OurBus, a New York-based tech company specializing in intercity and crowdsourced bus routes, to improve its ticket authentication process and deliver a seamless customer experience.

Chirp sends and receives data via sound, using nothing but a device's existing speaker and microphone. Information is converted to an audio signal, received by any device within hearing range, and then converted back to the original data.


Chirp, a pioneer of data-over-sound technology, is partnering with OurBus, a New York-based tech company specializing in intercity and crowdsourced bus routes, to improve its ticket authentication process and deliver a seamless customer experience.

Chirp, a pioneer of data-over-sound technology, is partnering with OurBus, a New York-based tech company specializing in intercity and crowdsourced bus routes, to improve its ticket authentication process and deliver a seamless customer experience.  Chirp sends and receives data via sound, using nothing but a device's existing speaker and microphone. Information is converted to an audio signal, received by any device within hearing range, and then converted back to the original data............READ MORE >

 
  School Bus Routing Software Transfinder Reports 7% Revenue Increase in 2018

From School Bus Fleet:

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. and AUSTIN, Texas - Transfinder closed 2018 with $14,565,000, up 7% from 2017, company officials said.  The increase in revenue marked the 21st consecutive year of sustained revenue growth for Transfinder, according to the company.


Transfinder closed 2018 with $14,565,000, up 7% from 2017, company officials said.  The increase in revenue marked the 21st consecutive year of sustained revenue growth for Transfinder, according to the company.

Transfinder added 157 new clients in 2018, including Houston Independent School District.  The school bus routing software developer also expanded its products - including its Routefinder PLUS - and services.

“Our award-winning support team continues to give our clients the care they've come to expect, even as the number of clients we have and solutions we implement continues to increase,” said Antonio Civitella, Transfinder's president and CEO.

In 2018, the company held Transfinder University “On the Road,” a training program for clients to learn how to use Transfinder's routing solutions, in 16 different cities, up from 13 cities in 2017.................... READ MORE >

 



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