SOURCE: Ecology and Environment, Inc.
LANCASTER, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 10, 2011) - Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E) (NASDAQ: EEI), together with project partners New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Seneca Cayuga Arc, has been awarded the "Project of the Year" by Intelligent Transportation Society of New York (ITS-NY) for Flex-T®. As an integrated component of E & E's leading alternative transportation solution, GreenRide®, Flex-T enables easy coordination and consolidation of transportation systems to allow for real-time ride scheduling and sharing.
"We are very excited to receive the 'Project of the Year' award from the Intelligent Transportation Society of New York. It is a great honor to have one of the world's leading organizations involved in the future of our transportation systems select E & E's Flex-T," said Kevin Neumaier, E & E president and CEO. "We thank the Seneca Cayuga Arc for working with us to provide such a great example of a paratransit and scheduling solution. Flex-T improves transportation system convenience by streamlining and coordinating rides; improves our environment by reducing miles traveled and associated emissions; and saves money by reducing fuel costs and eliminating trips."
"The need for specialized rides is increasing due to an aging population, limited resources, obesity and health-related issues, and reduced funding streams," said Mary Ann Ferris-Young, program manager for E & E's Flex-T software application for paratransit services. "Transportation system coordination and consolidation helps reduce costs and emissions associated with operating multiple fleets."
Flex-T development was co-funded by NYSERDA through a competitive award to design a transportation solution which reduced energy and promoted job growth in New York State. Seneca Cayuga Arc, located in the Finger Lakes area of New York State, served in a pioneering role on the project. For additional information, please visit www.greenride.com or www.flex-t.com.
Headquartered in Lancaster, N.Y., E & E has completed more than 50,000 projects for a wide variety of clients in 113 countries, providing environmental solutions in nearly every ecosystem on the planet. The company is listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol EEI and is located on the web at www.ene.com.