February 6, 2023 – New York, New York, USA: The Routing Company (“TRC”), a global on-demand vehicle routing and management platform partnering with cities to power the future of public transit, today announced it has signed a contract with Anne Arundel County Office of Transportation (“AA OOT”) to provide on-demand transportation. The six month, three vehicle pilot is anticipated to launch in early spring 2023.
With this service partnership, AA OOT becomes the first agency in the state of Maryland to deploy TRC’s patented technology. The office of transportation provides both local service and regional transit connections throughout Anne Arundel County, home to half a million residents, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (“BWI”), and Maryland’s state capital Annapolis.
“We’re thrilled to partner with our ninth transit agency in the United States and power affordable and accessible transportation for the residents of Anne Arundel County,” said James Cox, Chief Executive Officer, TRC. “Launching our first deployment in the state of Maryland is a huge step forward – but we’re even more thrilled to be providing an equitable way of moving to the residents of this sprawling community.”
TRC will work with AA OOT to improve the convenience and accessibility of its on-demand services by routing SouthCounty ‘Call-n-Ride’ reservations through the award-winning Pingo™ app. The service partnership will also enhance connectivity and access to AA OOT’s existing fixed-route bus service.
AA OOT will leverage the full Pingo suite, including Transit Connect™, which guarantees connections to fixed-routes for riders, operations and management tool Pingo Dashboard, and Pingo Journey™. With Pingo Journey, riders can book on-demand rides and plan end-to-end journeys on other modes of transportation — all within the Ride Pingo™ app. Throughout the partnership, TRC will provide AACT with full-service reporting and configuration, testing, driver and fleet operator training, and hardware.
“We are proud to partner with TRC to strengthen the multi-modal transportation networks throughout Anne Arundel County," said Samuel D. Snead, Director of Transportation, AA OOT. “This seamless, integrated mix of fixed-route and on-demand transit options will provide the necessary infrastructure to support Anne Arundel County as an inclusive and economically vibrant community.”
TRC has moved over 200,000 people to date across three continents. To learn more about TRC’s award-winning product suite and routing algorithm, visit theroutingcompany.com/products.
Founded by MIT researchers and rideshare industry veterans, TRC is a global on-demand vehicle routing and management platform that partners with cities to power the future of public transit. Leveraging proprietary and unrivaled artificial intelligence, TRC delivers routing from multiple points of demand to one vehicle while enabling greater transit equity, accessibility, cost efficiency, and sustainability. Its leading product, the Pingo app, offers on-demand or advance trip requests and can operate in on-demand, flex, fixed, or paratransit mode.
With a team spanning eight countries, TRC directly supports international operations and customer growth through hubs in Australia, Canada, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Learn more at theroutingcompany.com.
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