ETS Reminds PCMA Attendees that Transportation is Technology Too
Nashville, TN: Today, Event Transportation Systems (ETS), shuttle transportation management company for corporate and association meetings, conferences, and conventions, released the latest web-based versions of the ETS-Next-Shuttle app and ETS-Shuttle-Tracker transportation management software at the Professional Convention Managers Association’s annual conference, Convening Leaders (#PCMACL). Always striving to improve the customer experience for both meeting planners and meeting attendees, ETS uses GPS-enabled technology in the ETS-Next-Shuttle app and ETS-Shuttle-Tracker transportation management software, adding a 21st century layer of vehicle monitoring tools.
Next Generation Transportation Management
Eric Hotard, President & CEO of ETS, shared his vision for these technology tools. “As a leading transportation provider for conferences and events, we recognize the importance of being a partner, not just a vendor. That’s why we invest our resources into technology like ETS-Next-Shuttle and ETS-Shuttle-Tracker. It’s our mission to provide the best service to both meeting planners and attendees. Modern transportation is mobile-enabled, providing convenience at your fingertips, and we are committed to staying current with these trends.”
Beyond transportation services, ETS delivers personalized services to its clients through a consultative approach, provides sponsorship revenue through its subsidiary, Newsday Communications, and is committed to investing research and development in shuttle management technology.
A Crucial Technology for Successful Meetings
Hotard says of the latest release, “We created these technology tools because the modern meeting planner needs instant access to information, and the modern attendee needs to understand their transportation options. Planners need to know where their shuttles are, communicate with drivers instantly, and be able to monitor bus routes and capacities. This enables real-time decision making, something that’s crucial for successful meetings. Attendees want to know where shuttles are picking up and dropping off, and what time they’ll arrive. We’ve taken these problems and created modern solutions with the ETS-Next-Shuttle and ETS-Shuttle-Tracker apps.”
Benefits of the ETS-Next-Shuttle transportation app for attendees include:
- Map-based views of vehicle locations, shuttle stops, and shuttle routes
- Real-time information on pick-up times at their hotel or meeting venue
- Instant alerts about schedule changes
- Integrated advertising that can be used for revenue generation
Benefits of the ETS-Shuttle-Tracker for transportation management include:
The ETS-Shuttle-Tracker transportation management software is a tool that staff uses to manage operations behind the scenes. Using GPS devices mounted in vehicles for drivers and an admin interface for shuttle system managers, the ETS operations team uses ETS Shuttle Tracker to:
- Monitor vehicle locations at all times
- Communicate instantly with drivers
- Get real-time info on passenger load and bus capacity
- Create route layers on maps that can be adjusted in real time
- Provide automated ridership reports to meeting planners for future transportation planning purposes
About Event Transportation Systems
Meeting, conference and event planners know where to go when they need reliable, customized ground transportation services across North America—Event Transportation Systems (ETS). With more than 35 years of experience in providing customized solutions, ETS goes where you go. For more information, visit www.eventtrans.com.