ATLANTA, April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Envida (previously named Amblicab) and Southwest Public Transit were named winners of the Routematch Community Impact Award at the North American User Conference 2018 on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

The Community Impact Award is an award inspired by the ability to effect change and empower communities. Agencies across North America were nominated for one of two Community Impact Awards, urban and rural. Peers across a variety of transit agencies voted based on the nominees’ stories and the winners were announced during Wednesday’s “Dinner and Dancing” social at 7pm at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead.

"Envida and Southwest Public Transit have shown us how transit profoundly impacts the quality of life of people in their local communities, and how to turn obstacles into opportunities along the way," said Daisy Wall, Vice President of Community Engagement at Routematch. "We're thrilled and thankful that they have shared their story of resourcefulness, collaboration and purpose through this award to others within transit industry."

The urban winner, Envida, has helped bridged the gap between transportation and healthcare in their community. Their mission is to support independent living by providing transportation and home care services for persons with disabilities, the elderly and low-income citizens in the Pikes Peak region.

The rural winner, Southwest Public Transit, has partnered with clinics and chiropractors whose patients utilize their services – including veterans, as well as disabled and elderly community members. Their mission is to strengthen community members through education, communication, and advocacy.

Routematch’s mission is to develop human solutions that focus on real people and impact the quality of life for those individuals and communities through flexible and scalable tech tools that connect agencies to their futures and riders to their opportunities. Its transit technology solutions range from Demand Response and Fixed Route to Payments, Mobility On Demand, Apps for Riders and Mobile Ticketing.

For more information regarding the winners, contact Envida at (719) 633-4601 and Southwest Public Transit (701) 523-3241. For questions regarding the Community Impact Awards, contact Routematch at pr@routematch.com.