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Media ArticleOct 17, 2022
Written by Future Transport News

TRC Launches App for On-Demand Transit and Journey Planning

The Routing Company (TRC) has launched Pingo Journey, the first app to offer on-demand transit and end-to-end journey planning in one place.

Pingo Journey allows riders to plan multimodal journeys, book on-demand rides, buy on-demand transit tickets, and connect to all other transit modes in the network.

James Cox, Chief Executive Officer, TRC said: “Agencies told us they needed a single app to deliver journey planning and connect on-demand rides to fixed route networks. Over the past year we did just that, integrating TRC’s unrivalled real-time routing technology with public transit infrastructure to build the most comprehensive journey planner for public transit riders.

“We combined the convenience of demand-responsive transit with the efficiency of fixed transit, and the resulting product makes Pingo the first-of-its-kind tool for transit riders. People have tried to improve multimodal transit journeys for decades, but this is the first time you can improve commute times by orchestrating on-demand rides, dispatching better connections, and controlling journey planning in one place.”

Pingo Journey offers riders all public transit options in the area, including on-demand rides, fixed transit routes and paratransit services. TRC is of the view that its product is a breakthrough in route planning and multi-modal mobility.

Transit agencies operating the app for drivers and riders can also access TRC’s Pingo Dashboard to help manage daily operations, provide call centre functions, offer advance trip booking, and view real-time performance metrics.

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