Pingo Campus powers onsite employee mobility for commercial real estate leader
August 3, 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 received a new one-year contract from RMA Limo (“RMA”), operator of the Lerner Enterprises (“Lerner”) employee ride system. Service is already underway, supporting Lerner’s Corporate Office Center in Tysons, Virginia – a nearly 400,000 square foot commercial building located two blocks from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (“WMATA”) new Tysons Corner Metro Station.
The contract follows TRC’s recent shuttle deployments with Maryland’s Bethesda Urban Partnership, Virginia Commonwealth University, and two additional private deployments spanning corporate and academic campus shuttle services.
Founded in 1952 in Washington, DC, Lerner is a leading American real estate developer and manager of office, residential, retail, hospitality and mixed-use properties. The company also invests in developing and maintaining dynamic communities where people live and work, and where businesses thrive and mature.
Lerner’s shuttle service is powered by TRC’s Pingo products – including the Pingo Campus™ and Pingo Journey™ features – to provide enhanced mobility services and connectivity to local Metro stations for the tenants of Lerner’s Corporate Office Center. TRC’s Pingo Campus™ feature is ideal for onsite campus shuttle operation, allowing riders to track available shuttles in a specified area in real time, while utilizing Pingo Journey™ to find other public transit options and plan onward multimodal transit journeys. Service operates in partnership with RMA Limo, the transit service provider for Lerner.
“Pingo Campus continues to prove that predictable campus shuttle service remains in high demand across America,” said James Cox, Chief Executive Officer, TRC. “Moving large concentrations of people – namely during peak hours – is a challenge on the best of days. We have illustrated our ability to do just this, while strengthening instead of competing with existing transit networks. With Pingo Campus, we are delivering greater convenience, responsiveness, and efficiency to Lerner tenants while providing direct connections to WMATA’s Metro station.”
Pingo Campus™ is TRC’s in-app feature tailored to campus-style deployments including universities, corporate campuses, and high-density rider areas – where operators can deploy shuttle services in continuous circulator or on-demand modes. Introduced in November 2022, Pingo Campus™ contains the same user interface as TRC’s Ride Pingo™ app while integrating constraints optimized for shuttle use. This includes greater fixed and flex route options, and heightened security features that meet rigorous privacy requirements.
Launched in October 2022, Pingo Journey™ integrates TRC’s real-time routing technology with public transport infrastructure, allowing riders to hail on-demand transport rides and plan multimodal transport journeys all from the single Ride Pingo app. The feature makes Pingo the world’s only app offering on-demand transport and end-to-end journey planning in one place.
TRC’s award-winning Pingo platform includes the Drive Pingo™ and Ride Pingo™ apps and the Pingo Dashboard™ operations management tool, which together provide on-demand, paratransit, fixed, and flexible transport that enhances ridership of existing transport networks. Pingo has moved over 400,000 passengers to date.
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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 nine countries, TRC directly supports international operations and customer growth through hubs in Canada, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Learn more at theroutingcompany.com.
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