In Canada and the U.S., the bus charter industry has embraced new business models and marketing tactics to remain competitive in cross border and international travel. Bus charter companies can distinguish themselves from other charter companies by safely transporting passengers in a safe and comfortable manner while keeping a close eye on fleet efficiency.
The charter bus industry has undergone significant security upgrades since the terrorist attacks that happened on 9/11 in the United States. Bus travel between the Canada and the U.S. border eventually resumed back to normal conditions after the 9/11 attacks. It continues to face challenges such as long border wait times and competition from other bus charter cross border travel companies.
GAO RFID Systems for the Bus Charter industry are designed to assist the coaches to serve passengers in a more expedient manner. Improving workflow efficiency and logistics can greatly benefit from radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
- Baggage tracking
- Facilitating passengers through customs
- Reduce transaction costs
- Expediting inspections
- Fleet maintenance
- Real time location systems
GAO RFID System Solutions: Bus Charter Organizations
By employing the GAO RFID System for the Bus Charter industry, you will be able to eliminating long wait lines, improve baggage handling efficiencies, and ensure the optimized management of your fleet.
RFID Electronic Tickets
RFID based tickets are more cost efficient than GPS based systems. Passengers carrying electronic based tickets can have access to any bus service going to certain cities, RFID tickets will allow passengers access only to the correct bus for their journey. All travel data will be transferred to the server’s main database at each terminal, electronic denominations can be stored in the corresponding bus account. Display screens in terminals can be programmed to sync with electronic tickets.
Fleet Tracking and Maintenance
When RFID Vehicle Tags are assigned to each coach, the specific information of that vehicle can be stored on the tag and identified by the GAO RFID Asset Tracking System. Once tagged, buses can be located to ensure safety of operators and passengers, while the maintenance schedule of each particular vehicle is tracked, automatically notifying operators when maintenance is due and keeping a track of maintenance that was performed providing clear reports for maintenance safety audits.
Conventional paper based ticketing results in expired tickets being thrown out. Large numbers of trees are destroyed impacting the environment and paper industry. RFID tagging reduces wastage and contributes to the green initiative. RFID ticketing systems allows bus charter transportation authorities to save time and personnel costs, reducing the time when it comes to dispensing tickets.
Automating luggage tracking using the GAO RFID Asset Tracking Systems allows operators to read the tag on a piece of luggage loaded on the undercarriage of a bus is served best with an RFID solution. Non-carry luggage can be tagged with RFID Tags and read with an RFID Reader, the status of each piece of luggage can be uploaded to Bus Management software. GAO RFID works in unison with bus reservation, ticketing and management software to ensure a streamlined process.
During the check-in process each passengers data i.e. name, address, phone number and boarding pass can be electronically enabled to improve the bus charter industry infrastructure. At the departure location luggage can be read with an RFID reader that wirelessly transmits all baggage info to the charter buses database. This can save bus charter companies from a legalistic and insurance perspective for mishandled and lost bags.
Integrating our RFID System with your Bus Charter Industry Management Software
The GAO RFID passenger transport services is a standalone solution or can be integrated with your existing bus charter service software.
Contact us for more information on how our RFID Bus Charter Industry system can be configured for your company.