What does Demand-Responsive Transport mean?

Demand-Responsive Transport (DRT) Made Simple with Padam Mobility

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The Principles of Demand-Responsive Transport

The main objective of DRT is to provide streamlined transportation solutions in order to match supply with demand efficiently. Thus, Demand-Responsive Transport is presented as an alternative to personal vehicles or taxis. It aims to address several requirements by promoting optimised public transportation:

  • Supplement public transportation in some areas with little to no access to it;
  • Organise transportation, be it for schools, senior citizens, or for any other activity;
  • Optimise transportation for employees;
  • Manage late night or off-peak hour trips…

This transportation service is highly flexible and can be adapted to the needs of various communities and to different situations. This attractive service translates into real savings, all while offering better access to mobility and having a positive impact on the environment. 

The main objective of DRT is to provide streamlined transportation solutions in order to match supply with demand efficiently. Thus, Demand-Responsive Transport is presented as an alternative to personal vehicles or taxis. It aims to address several requirements by promoting optimised public transportation:

  • Supplement public transportation in some areas with little to no access to it;
  • Organise transportation, be it for schools, senior citizens, or for any other activity;
  • Optimise transportation for employees;
  • Manage late night or off-peak hour trips…

This transportation service is highly flexible and can be adapted to the needs of various communities and to different situations. This attractive service translates into real savings, all while offering better access to mobility and having a positive impact on the environment. 


Who Can Implement Demand-Responsive Transport?


Who is Demand-Responsive Transport For?


Who Can Implement Demand-Responsive Transport?

Padam Mobility’s DRT solution adapts to many sectors and will tend to expand even more in the years to come. Several promoters are already taking advantage of our services:

  • Businesses;
  • Districts (regions, counties, communes, communities);
  • Transport operators;
  • Consulting firms or any other project leaders…

We endeavour to provide a personalised response to every project based on the requirements of the district, community, or organisation.


Who is Demand-Responsive Transport For?

Our Demand-Responsive Transport offer can be personalised on a case-by-case basis and relate to multiple situations:

  • Transport for mobility-impaired people (MIP);
  • Services in rural and suburban areas with little to no access to public transportation;
  • School transportation;
  • Private shuttles;
  • Commute for employees;
  • The first and last miles to round off existing networks;
  • Off-peak transportation, on bank holidays or at nigh


Who Can Implement Demand-Responsive Transport?

Padam Mobility’s DRT solution adapts to many sectors and will tend to expand even more in the years to come. Several promoters are already taking advantage of our services:

  • Businesses;
  • Districts (regions, counties, communes, communities);
  • Transport operators;
  • Consulting firms or any other project leaders…

We endeavour to provide a personalised response to every project based on the requirements of the district, community, or organisation.

Who is Demand-Responsive Transport For?

Our Demand-Responsive Transport offer can be personalised on a case-by-case basis and relate to multiple situations:

  • Transport for People with Reduced Mobility (PRM);
  • Services in rural and suburban areas with little to no access to public transportation;
  • School transportation;
  • Private shuttles;
  • Commute for employees;
  • The first and last miles to round off existing networks;
  • Off-peak transportation, on bank holidays or at nigh

The Different Types of DRT

Highly flexible, our Demand-Responsive Transport solution is available under five main service design: fixed line, virtual line, free floating, multi-zone zonal Demand-Responsive Transport and feeder service zonal DRT.

All these solutions are modular and can be configured differently based on the desired uses and areas.

Demand-Responsive Transport Software: An Essential Tool for Network Management

DRT software offers benefits on 3 different levels: for passengers, for drivers and for project leaders. The common goal is to streamline the service by making transportation network management easier and by providing users and drivers with reliable and comprehensive real-time information.

Thus, Demand-Responsive Transport software centralises bookings. Working as a management tool, DRT software also makes it possible to establish monitoring statistics to adapt solutions to actual needs.

DRT Software: How Does it Work?

DRT operates on a very simple principle. It takes the form of a free downloadable application for the users, a dedicated booking website, or a call centre interface.

Whenever users wish to book a vehicle, all they have to do is go on the application or website, or ring the call centre. They will need to indicate the itinerary, date, number of passengers and departure and arrival times.

The management interface will then take over and process the data thanks to various algorithms to organise the lines on the network.

On their end, the driver will receive a roadmap. The latter is not frozen in time and will evolve in real time based on bookings thanks to a trip planner. The proposed itinerary is always optimised to serve users as efficiently as possible.

Padam Mobility’s user interface makes it possible to handle ride payment (when users pay through the application) and will follow the real-time progress of the booked vehicle.

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DRT operates on a very simple principle. It takes the form of a free downloadable application for the users, a dedicated reservation website, or a call centre interface.

Whenever a user wishes to reserve a vehicle, all they have to do is go on the application or website, or ring the call centre. They will need to indicate the route, date, number of passengers and departure and arrival times.

The management interface will then take over and process the data thanks to various algorithms to organise the lines on the network.

On their end, the driver will receive a roadmap. The latter is not frozen in time and will evolve in real time based on reservations thanks to an itinerary calculator. The proposed route is always optimised to serve travellers as efficiently as possible.

Padam Mobility’s passenger interface makes it possible to handle payment for the trips (when users pay through the application) and will follow the real-time progress of the reserved vehicle.

Padam Mobility Demand-Responsive Transport Software

Padam Mobility DRT software is a dynamic, smart and personalised Demand-Responsive Transport solution which offers a fully customisable service.

Padam Mobility: Real-Time Services

What makes Padam Mobility’s strength is our dynamic software, where every piece of information is processed and displayed in real time. Such responsiveness offers many benefits:

  • The possibility to make last-minute bookings or to plan several hours or even days ahead;
  • Powerful algorithms take into account itineraries, times and vehicle occupancy rates to optimise every trip;
  • Padam Mobility DRT software considers traffic conditions and disruptions to adapt its itinerary;

Each user, through the user interface, is informed as to every detail of their service (arrival time, traffic, itinerary…).

Optimised Features of Padam Mobility’s Software

Our DRT software, which complements existing networks without competing with them, can manage several distinct zones in one given area, or even in several areas at once. Furthermore, it can be integrated within most payment systems on the market, making it easier to implement and to access.

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