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Media ArticleSep 12, 2022
Written by Sustainable Bus

The Routing Company appoints Stephen Kuban as Director Business Development

The Routing Company has named Stephen Kuban as Director of Business Development. Kuban will head TRC’s international business development efforts under industry veteran Dick Alexander, who joined TRC as Vice President of Business Development in early 2022. Previously TRC has hired Lindy Norris as VP Marketing and Policy (with Matt Horton joining the Board).

The Routing Company is platform for on-demand vehicle routing and management. It has been founded by MIT researchers and rideshare industry veterans. Mission? Delivering “routing from multiple points of demand to one vehicle”.

"We recognize that innovative mobility solutions are needed to meet growing transit demand alongside continued urbanization. As many cities approach megacity status – those with more than 10 million inhabitants – we are challenged to deliver even more efficient and sustainable transportation options while reducing car dependence." - James Cox, Chief Executive Officer, TRC

TRC points out that “Stephen Kuban joined the industry in 2015, serving in progressively advancing analyst, solutions, planning, and leadership roles for on-demand transit company RideCo. In this time he launched North America’s first microtransit pilot, led microtransit feasibility studies for two leading North American transit agencies, contributed to the design of North America’s largest micro mobility project, and was a senior lead for several new on-demand transit launches in Canada, the U.S., and Singapore”.

Dick Alexander, Vice President of Business Development, spent nearly 20 years with Transdev, in senior leadership positions including Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Transdev, he spent 11 years in executive leadership with First Transit, the nation’s leading mobility solution provider. He has also served as a regular industry speaker and participant on several committees with the American Public Transportation Association.

“With Dick Alexander and Stephen Kuban onboard, we have a unique combination of tenured transit experience and on-demand operational expertise, which is invaluable for designing and implementing on-demand transit solutions for our customers,” said James Cox, Chief Executive Officer, TRC. “We recognize that innovative mobility solutions are needed to meet growing transit demand alongside continued urbanization. As many cities approach megacity status – those with more than 10 million inhabitants – we are challenged to deliver even more efficient and sustainable transportation options while reducing car dependence. This is exactly what The Routing Company is focused on, with Dick and Stephen instrumental to our continued growth.”

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