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The Value of Public Transport Software

The Value of Public Transport Software

Public transport software is a vital ingredient of managing transport services across the UK. This type of software can help reduce costs, increase service efficiency, provide real-time transport updates and and provide deep insights into how and where services are...

Why Use Transport Software Online?

Why Use Transport Software Online?

Transport software online comes mostly in two forms, hybrid (partially online) and cloud (fully online). There are distinct differences between the two and really in our view, transport software online must be fully cloud, therefore fully online, and here’s why… Given...

Podcast: The Value of Community Transport with David Squires

Podcast: The Value of Community Transport with David Squires

In this episode we're really pleased to welcome our special guest David Squires. We discuss amongst many things the value of community transport for communities, the history of VASA (www.vasa.org.uk), increased traffic, car sharing, calendars and even rugby players!...

What is a Run Sheet?

What is a Run Sheet?

This is something we often get asked at Road XS and English language semantics aside, the run sheet is actually an important part of the community transport world. At it's core, a run sheet is a set of instructions of who you are picking up, where and when. Run sheets...

Dial a Ride Done Right

Dial a Ride Done Right

Just in case you are not sure what dial a ride is, it is generally a door-to-door transport service for people with a permanent or long term disability or health problem who are unable, or virtually unable to use public transport. It is a service that literally...

The Driver Portal

The Driver Portal

The driver portal in Road XS is one of the most innovative and time-saving features.  Not only is it easy to use and pretty to look at, but the capabilities built into it perform many of the background tasks automatically which without the portal would need to be...

Lift Share Demystified

Lift Share Demystified

Unless your commute to work involves some breathtaking scenery, chances are your daily trip to work is not much fun!  You could of course lift share but most of us most likely nestle in and pop on our favourite radio show, playlist on Spotify or turn up the volume on...

Podcast: What’s The Future for Community Transport?

Podcast: What’s The Future for Community Transport?

Find out what the future of community transport might look like as we explore bots, automated vehicles and whether technology is actually reducing our intelligence.  If you have any feedback or ideas or indeed would like to appear on the show then please email...

Simple Transport Software

Simple Transport Software

Making things simple is the core development principle at Road XS. The irony however, is that transport and community transport is anything but simple! It’s like the old phrase, if it was simple everyone would be doing it! Once you spend a day watching a transport...

The Shortfalls of Using a Spreadsheet Over Transport Software

The Shortfalls of Using a Spreadsheet Over Transport Software

A common initial question we get surrounding Road XS is well, we have a spreadsheet and it works just fine, why do we need Road XS?  The thing is, for some people, if you’re running a small operation with say 5-10 passengers and perhaps two drivers, that might work...

How to Stay On Top Of Your Emails

How to Stay On Top Of Your Emails

Like them or loath them, emails are here to stay!  People thought that live chat software and messaging apps such as What’s App and Telegram would finish off email for good, but lately email has made a comeback! The reason why e-mail has stuck around so long is that...

Easy to Use Transport Booking Software

Easy to Use Transport Booking Software

One of the key elements of any transport software is to quickly and easily take bookings. Well in Road XS we made it our mission to make this as easy as possible. Not only do we make it easy, but we also ensure you capture all the relevant information you need to...

How to Use Road XS for a Stress Free Christmas

How to Use Road XS for a Stress Free Christmas

Christmas is a great time to get involved in some festive good will, fun and relaxation (eventually).  However, community transport providers often find themselves busier than ever as they meet an increasing demand for transport from the middle of December right up to...

Community Transport

Community Transport

Community transport (also known as CT), offers a safe and accessible service for those who are unable to travel independently or use public transport. In rural areas, the elderly may not be able to drive and so community transport is a vital service to enable them to...

10% Off Tyres for Volunteer Drivers

10% Off Tyres for Volunteer Drivers

Road XS Community Offer Land Tyre Service have joined the Road XS Community and kindly offered: 10% OFF ANY BRAND OF TYRE FOR VOLUNTEER DRIVERS How To Get The Offer Volunteer drivers in the local area should visit Southam (in Warwickshire) or Banbury (Oxfordshire)...

Route Optimisation Your Way

Route Optimisation Your Way

As standard, Road XS comes pre-installed with route optimisation and our Smart Route technology.  This ensures that whenever you create a journey, add or remove passengers and allocate drivers, route optimisation kicks in and the optimised route is immediately shown...

Passenger Software Is Your Key to Success

Passenger Software Is Your Key to Success

When you think about it, what do your transport services really do?  Who do they really serve?  It’s your passengers.  The passenger doesn’t care that a driver is ill, they don’t care that you’re a voluntary service.  Really, they just care about getting to their...

Transport Booking Software That’s Easy to Use

Transport Booking Software That’s Easy to Use

Community transport services fundamental core is getting passengers to the right place, at the right time, for the right price. This involves carefully managing each individual passengers’ requirements and finding a driver close enough to them (to save passenger...

What We’ve Learnt About Community Transport

What We’ve Learnt About Community Transport

Amazingly, Road XS has now been around for over two years, since Autumn 2016.  On reflection, we realised what an incredible amount we have learnt already about the value of community transport and the benefits it brings across the country.  Time may have gone...

Transport Software in the Cloud: Work from Anywhere

Transport Software in the Cloud: Work from Anywhere

Transport software should be accessible from anywhere.  We often hear that transport software in the cloud enables us to work from anywhere – but is this actually now a reality or still just a fad and marketing gimmick? We decided to put this to the ultimate test, and...

Why The Closure of UK Bus Routes is More Damaging Than You Think

Why The Closure of UK Bus Routes is More Damaging Than You Think

Busses are the most commonly used form of public transport in the UK with some 4,941 million journeys made in 2016/17.  Despite this, cuts continue to happen across the country – this is a problem for society.  Despite busses being the UK’s most frequently used form...

Eliminate Your Fears About Transport Software

Eliminate Your Fears About Transport Software

Transport software is a means of automating mundane tasks and making your life easier!  But for some, there are fears surrounding using software vs using paper or just fears about computer systems in general, and that sense of losing control. Well if you think about...

Dial a Ride Software That Delivers

Dial a Ride Software That Delivers

So when we set out on starting Road XS we thought it would be simple.  We thought it would work like Google Maps and that was that.  Wrong!  It turns out community transport services are incredibly complicated!  And then …there’s dial a ride!  What a conundrum that...

Streamlined Transport Software Support

Streamlined Transport Software Support

There have been several updates at Road XS recently and one of the things which is often overlooked is support.  Well the good news is we have re-launched our support portal and it now makes it easier than ever for customers and people interested in Road XS to find...

What Makes a Really Great Transport Software

What Makes a Really Great Transport Software

Transport software can save you hours of time, frustrations and money. Equally, if you adopt the wrong transport software you may find yourself tied into a three year deal (or more) and unable to get out of it – essentially stuck and not able to move forward at the...

8 Ways to Cut Costs and Boost Productivity

8 Ways to Cut Costs and Boost Productivity

Community transport providers are always under constant pressure to get the most out of their services, whilst at the same time operating with a smaller and smaller budget. There have even been instances where transport contracts have been awarded to providers outside...

The Increasing Cost of Transport in the UK

The Increasing Cost of Transport in the UK

Transport costs have been quietly on the rise, from fuel prices, train and bus fares to Government spending cuts - these costs are now starting to take their toll. In May, petrol prices rose 6p a litre. This was the biggest monthly increase in prices since the RAC...

Plan for Sustainability

Plan for Sustainability

Just image this... You woke up tomorrow to find all your funding has been cut immediately.  Do you know what you would do?  Would this be the end for you or would you think around the problem and come out the other side 'stronger' as some might say?  I suppose you...

The Power of Cloud Refresh and the Impact on Community Transport

The Power of Cloud Refresh and the Impact on Community Transport

Road XS community transport software has come a long way since 20th September 2016 – yep version 100! (or 1.0).  Through our Cloud Refresh programme we are constantly improving the software, moving it forwards, reacting to how your community transport services...

How Road XS Enables Remote Working and Increases Your Teamwork

How Road XS Enables Remote Working and Increases Your Teamwork

When we started development of Road XS in June 2016, little did we know the impact that first step would have on community transport services.  Fast forward to 2018, and Road XS has handled almost 200,000 journeys and counting.  The impact on those passengers lives is...

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