Case Studies

East Sussex automates SEN-D transport planning with QRoutes

Results from planning one school included reducing passenger mileage to one school by 116 miles per day, saving 3.26 hours per day overall passenger travel time, cutting planning time for alternative options from hours to minutes, and estimated annual transport cost savings of £274,692 Background Torfield School is based in Hastings, East Sussex, and has […]

Milton Keynes City Council cuts school transport costs through efficient routing and increased competition

Like many local authorities, Milton Keynes City Council has also faced significant challenges including rising pupil numbers and pressure on budgets. Therefore they wanted to manage their costs without sacrificing the quality of the service. Investing in the Access Adam Transport Commissioning solution and QRoutes transport technology has helped the Council to significantly increase competition […]

St John’s work with QRoutes to address capacity challenges on school transport routes

People want to be able to depend on transport; they don’t want to think about it. So, it can be that any change to home-to-school bus routes is met with resistance. However, while people might not like change, eventually it is inevitable. New children join and older ones leave every year changing the ‘shape’ of […]

Wokingham combines trips to reduce emissions

Like many local authorities, Wokingham Borough Council has increasing pressure on school places. As a result, some primary children live further than the 2 miles and are entitled to school transport. Following the introduction of QRoutes, Rebecca Brooks, Community and Transport Manager identified the potential to combine trips previously delivered in 9 taxis into a combination of […]

Digital transformation of home-to-school applications at Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) wants to improve and streamline its school transport service and has combined Jadu CXM with QPaths.  At a recent webinar, Aubrey Smith, from CBC, gave an overview of how they are using Jadu CXM to automate several council processes – from waste management to school transport applications.  Moving applications online He […]

How Wiltshire Council used QRoutes to choose the best site for £20m new school

When Wiltshire Council realised it needed to choose the best location for a new school for children with special needs, transport would be the highest ongoing cost. The transport planning team turned to QRoutes to help with the strategic decision making. And their final choice on where to build the new school really surprised them […]

Nottinghamshire use QRoutes to restart Adult Social Care transport in lockdown

Transport planners at Nottinghamshire County Council are so pleased with how QRoutes routing software has transformed home-to-school journeys, they’ve extended it to their Adult Social Care (ASC) services.  Before the pandemic ASC routes were planned manually, which included on-the-day adjustments by drivers. The council said drivers were often unhappy with this as it could lead […]

North Tyneside Council improves efficiency of processing school transport applications

North Tyneside Council worked in partnership with QRoutes to develop new software, QPaths Vast improvements in the speed of processing transport requests  Significant savings through improved accuracy Background Local authorities have a responsibility to make transport arrangements for all eligible children. There are statutory guidelines for ‘eligible’ (although authorities have the option to provide further […]

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council plan SEN transport with confidence and clarity

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council are able to approach the complex task of Special Educational Needs with new confidence by using QRoutes as the bedrock of their process. “When our department began planning and managing SEN transport in 2015 there were 390 pupils.”, says Terry Smith of the Place Directorate Environment & Transport Barnsley MBC. “This […]

Aberdeenshire on target to achieve substantial savings with QRoutes

Aberdeenshire Council provide transport services for 11,000 pupils, with around 500 of these requiring Additional Support Needs (ASN). The total cost per annum to provide this transport is around £16m for Mainstream schools and £3m for ASN. Aberdeenshire have their own fleet of vehicles to provide some of this transport but still tender over 600 […]