The Routing Company (TRC) commenced a pilot project to provide on-demand transit technology with the Lassen Transit Service Agency (LTSA). The project makes LTSA the first agency in California to deploy TRC’s on-demand Pingo app.
Formed in 2001, LTSA provides public transportation in Lassen County, Calif, located in the
state’s northeast region near Tahoe National Forest and operating the Lassen Rural Bus (LRB) service.
Starting Nov. 1 and leveraging TRC’s Pingo app, LRB’s extended Saturday service and its new 7-8 p.m. weekday service will be powered by a new on-demand, point-to-point service called LRB Direct, which will operate as a pilot through the end of 2022. The app also helps connect passengers to existing fixed route networks while also strengthening existing fixed transit networks.
“Pingo uses real-time data to improve on-demand transit service for passengers, making it a groundbreaking means of providing flexible public transportation in rural and remote areas,” said James Cox, CEO, TRC. “What this means for LTSA passengers is a better experience through more reliable, efficient and affordable transit. TRC is pleased to power Lassen Transit’s new on-demand service in pursuit of more sustainable and efficient transit in the county.”
The recently launched pilot will service the Susanville and Lassen County areas with the Pingo app providing on-demand transit services. The expanded service will also include the communities of Janesville, Standish, Litchfield, Leavitt Lake and Lake Forest.
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