News and Events

Mon, Oct 9th, 2017

Check out fleet and facilities management with TransitFleet APTA Expo 2017

StarTran Software will showcase TransitFleet at APTA Expo 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Booth 6634 October 9-11. See why TransitFleet is the right fleet and facilities maintenance and inventory software for small and medium size transit systems and new development of our web-based product line.

Wed, Feb 22nd, 2017

Enhanced service allocations feature

Some TransitFleet users need to allocate maintenance costs, mileage, and fuel usage according to how much service is provided under contracts with the agency or authority. TransitFleet captures data on daily maintenance and servicing activity according to service operated and provides service allocation reports for the agency / authority

Sat, Oct 15th, 2016

Capital Area Transit implementing TransitFleet

Capital Area Transit (CAT) in Harrisburg PA has signed a contract to implement TransitFleet as its fleet and facilities maintenance and inventory software. CAT is implementing TransitFleet for maintenance, inventory, purchasing, and tire management functions, including mobile inventory, the paperless shop floor module, and interfaces with its TRAK fuel management system and Sage financial management software

Fri, Jan 29th, 2016

Facilities Field Access implemented at Kitsap Transit

Facilities technicians at Kitsap Transit now use the Facilities Field Access module to clock on and off work and enter notes on work performed in the field and in facilities countywide eliminating the use of paper work orders. Kitsap Transit uses the TransitFleet Facilities software package to enter work orders for scheduled maintenance and work requests. Facilities Field Access is a web based module implemented on tablets which can be used anywhere with cell or WiFi service.

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015

Enhanced blanket PO features implemented in TransitFleet

With the enhanced blanket PO features TransitFleet can be used for all maintenance purchasing. With features designed in conjunction with users, blanket POs can be used to manage purchases under fuel contracts, parts contracts, and service contracts.

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015

Financial system interfaces with Sage 100, Microsoft Dynamics GP

TransitFleet now has capability to export purchase orders, receivings, and approved vendor invoices to Sage 100 (upgraded from MAS90) and Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) financial system packages.

Fri, Dec 19th, 2014

Kitsap Transit adds Fleetwatch, Fleetwatch/TransitFleet interface functions

Kitsap Transit has been implementing the Fleetwatch fuel management system in stages and new functions were added in December, 2014. TransitFleet was implemented in October 2012 with an automated fueling interface to capture Fleetwatch transactions. Initially Fleetwatch was implemented for daily servicing and fuelers manually entered mileages. Fleetwatch remote island heads were installed in maintenance bays and transactions captured were posted directly to work orders. For this latest stage KT is adding (a) Fleetwatch JX55 data loggers on one fleet of vehicles so the vehicle is automatically identified and mileages are captured without manual entry, (b) a remote island head at its foot ferry dock to capture fueling of KT's foot ferries, and (c) a remote island head for fueling of propane vehicles.

Fri, Dec 12th, 2014

Kenosha Area Transit implements TransitFleet

Kenosha Area Transit in Kenosha WI implemented TransitFleet in December. Like all TransitFleet users KAT operates and maintains a fleet of transit buses but in addition also operates and maintains a fleet of restored vintage PCC streetcars so the KAT installation has both a bus garage and the streetcar barn, each with its own inventory. KAT is a department of the City of Kenosha and TransitFleet is running on the city's Linux network using Windows RDP. The KAT implementation includes an automated fueling interface with the TRAK fuel management system.

Tue, Aug 12th, 2014

Denton County Transportation Authority implements TransitFleet Shop Floor, Mobile Inventory, Fleetwatch interface

Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) implemented the TransitFleet paperless shop floor and mobile inventory modules in production use. DCTA mechanics use a laptop on the shop floor to clock on and off work orders and road calls and enter notes on work performed. Mechanics also use the Intermec CK3 mobile computer to enter parts issues on work orders as they take parts from the storeroom. DCTA also has the automated fueling interface with the Fleetwatch fuel management system. All vehicles have JX55 data loggers so the fueler just enters his badge number to activate the pump and all other data (vehicle, which fuel or fluid, amount of fuel or fluid, and mileage) is automatically captured.

Sun, Sep 1st, 2013

Knoxville Area Transit implements TransitFleet

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) went live in production use of TransitFleet on September 1, 2013. KAT utilizes TransitFleet to schedule and track and maintenance work, maintain its parts inventory, conduct purchasing, track road calls, and track tire activity. Daily fuel and mileage is captured via an interface with the Gasboy fluid management system. Data converted from the FLEET*MATE vehicle maintenance and inventory system which had been in use since 1987 included vehicles, parts inventory, tires, vendors, mechanics, work order histories, labor histories, parts issue histories, and tire activity.

Tue, May 17th, 2016

Check out the TransitFleet product line and our partnership with S&A Systems at APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference

Stop by the StarTran Software and S&A Systems/Fleetwatch booth (204/206) at the Bus Products and Services Showcase on Tues May 17 from 10:30AM to 2:00PM at the APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte NC. Check out a preview of TransitFleet Web and Facilities Field Access on tablets.

Tue, Jul 1st, 2014

Kitsap Transit implements TransitFleet-Facilities

Kitsap Transit went live in production use with TransitFleet Facilities on August 1, 2014. Kitsap Transit utilizes TransitFleet Facilities to schedule maintenance for all garage equipment, fire and safety systems, landscape equipment, buildings, mechanical systems, bus stops / shelters, park and ride lots, and transfer centers and to capture, track, and assign all work requests for facilities.

Thu, Dec 20th, 2012

TransitFleet December 2012 newsletter

The December 2012 TransitFleet newsletter provides information to TransitFleet users about year-end procedures, describes TransitFleet's road call entry and tracking feature, describes the blanket purchase order feature, and showcases Kitsap Transit's use of the TransitFleet paperless shop floor, mobile inventory, and work request modules.

Download TransitFleet December 2012 newsletter

Mon, Nov 12th, 2012

Introducting TransitFleet work request module

Vehicle maintenance work requests can now be entered and submitted using the TransitFleet work request module. Operators and dispatchers can report vehicle defects by entering them directly on a work request screen on a workstation in the driver room.Maintenance supervisors respond to work requests directly in TransitFleet, creating work orders or adding to existing work orders. When entering a defect for a vehicle, an operator can review other work requests reported for the vehicle and maintenance responses

Thu, Nov 1st, 2012

Kitsap Transit implements TransitFleet and add-on modules

Kitsap Transit went live in production use of TransitFleet on November 1, 2012. Kitsap Transit has over 440 vehicles covering a wide range of services: fixed route transit, worker / driver motorcoaches (commuter service to naval shipyard), paratransit, vanpools, vanlink service for community agencies, shared ride vehicles, and passenger ferries in Kitsap County WA, based in Bremerton WA. Kitsap Transit utilizes TransitFleet to track and schedule maintenance work and to maintain its parts inventory. In addition to the basic TransitFleet package, Kitsap Transit also implemented the paperless shop floor, mobile inventory, and work request modules. Maintenance work requests are submitted from operators via the work request module and for follow on work submitted from the shop floor module and maintenance supervisors create work orders and assign work from the work requests submitted. Daily fuel and mileage at the central garage is captured via an interface with the Fleetwatch fluid management system

Mon, Oct 22nd, 2012

Introducing TransitFleet paperless shop floor module

The TransitFleet paperless shop floor module eliminates paper work orders by allowing mechanics / technicians to do everything normally recorded on a paper work order directly on a workstation or laptop on the shop floor. Mechanics log on to receive assignments, clock on and off work orders, move from one assignment to another, document work performed, and to clock on and off an interruption for a road call or another work order. They can also access PM checklists and check that required PM steps have been completed, enter fluids issued, and enter tire measures, Mechanics can look up vehicle histories, search the inventory for information about parts, and look up parts usage histories on the shop floor. Mechanics can also submit work requests for follow on work they reommend to be done. The paperless shop floor module is easy for a mechanic / technician to access and understandable to use so more and better information is captured than with a paper work order system.

Mon, Aug 20th, 2012

Introducing TransitFleet mobile inventory module

The TransitFleet mobile inventory module gives storeroom personnel the ability to issue parts on work orders, process receivings, and enter physical inventory counts using mobile computers rather than entering transactions on paper forms for data entry on a standard computer workstation. The mobile computer used for inventory functions is a wireless handheld device with full alphanumeric and numeric keypads, color display touchscreen with stylus, and barcode and image scanning capabilities. It functions as both a computer workstation and a scanner. Since it is a computer workstation, data entry is real time and edits are performed as they would be for data entry on a desktop computer.

Tue, May 8th, 2012

See TransitFleet at APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference

Check out TransitFleet at the 2012 APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference in Long Beach, CA. StarTran Software is at booth 119 in the Bus Products and Services Showcase at the Long Beach Convention Center on Tuesday, May 8 from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM. We will be introducing the new TransitFleet paperless shop modules for shop floor and inventory functions.

Mon, Oct 3rd, 2011

See TransitFleet at APTA Expo

StarTran Software will showcase TransitFleet at the American Public Transportation Association APTA) EXPO at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans LA from October 3 through 5, 2011. Plan to visit StarTran Software at booth 2900 at the EXPO!

Mon, Aug 15th, 2011

TransitFleet August 2011 newsletter

The August 2011 TransitFleet newsletter provides the latest StarTran Software news, describes TransitFleet inteffaces with other software, introduces the forthcoming TransitFleet paperless shop module, and provides users with useful tips to take advantage of TransitFleet features.

Download TransitFleet August 2011 newsletter

 

Sun, May 1st, 2011

PDRTA implements TransitFleet

Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority (PDRTA) went live in production use on May 1, 2011.  PDRTA operates fixed route transit service in Florence SC, commuter service to Myrtle Beach, and paratransit service in a six county region of northeast South Carolina. Maintenance is performed at PDRTA's maintenance facility in Florence and by outside vendors for vehicles operating from bases in Marion and Cheraw SC. TransitFleet is used to track and schedule maintenance work and to maintain a parts inventory. Daily mileages from paratransit service are captured via automated interface with TranSched's TransView dispatching software and daily fueling is captured via automated interface with the Mansfield credit card system.

Mon, Nov 1st, 2010

SRTA/Union St Bus Compnay implements TransitFleet

TransitFleet went live in production use in November, 2010 at Union St Bus Company, the contract operator for Southestern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) fixed route and demand response transit service in New Bedford and Fall River MA. TransitFleet tracks maintenance and inventory at both New Bedford and Fall River garages. Purchasing is done primarily in New Bedford with parts transferred to Fall River; all inventory purchases, issues, and transfers are tracked at both garages. The TransitFleet implementation includes an interface with the Gasboy fueling system and the transfer of approved invoices via an automated interface with the Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) accounts payable module

Mon, Jan 11th, 2010

TransitFleet January 2010 newsletter

The January 2010 TransitFleet newsletter provides TransitFleet users with information about specific product features that make TransitFleet easy to use and useful in a transit environment.

Download TransitFleet January 2010 Newsletter

Wed, Dec 9th, 2009

Valley Transit implements TransitFleet

Valley Transit in Appleton WI implemented TransitFleet in production use as of December 1, 2009. Valley Transit, a department of the city of Appleton, operates fixed route service in Appleton and six surrounding Fox Valley municipalities with a fleet of 40 buses. Valley Transit has been using FLEET*MATE for vehicle maintenance and inventory and all FLEET*MATE data was converted such that TransitFleet could be seamlessly implemented in production use with no data reentry.

Tue, Oct 13th, 2009

North East implements TransitFleet

North East Transportation Company implemented TransitFleet in production use as of October 1, 2009. North East Transportation provides fixed route and paratransit service in Waterbury, Meriden, and Wallingford CT under contract to Connecticut DOT. North East operates 39 fixed route buses and 43 paratransit vans in revenue service. North East converted all data from FLEET*MATE which had been in production use since 1989. The implementation includes all standard vehicle maintenance, inventory control, purchasing, and tire module features and capabilities of TransitFleet as well as a custom report to allocate costs and mileage to the fixed route and paratransit services in each of the three service areas.

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