September 12, 2022 – 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 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.
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.
"With Dick and Stephen 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.”
Alexander is a long-time veteran of the transportation industry, with four decades of experience leading transit operations across North America. He spent nearly 20 years with Transdev, the largest private-sector provider of multiple modes of public transportation in the United States, 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. Having also served as a regular industry speaker and participant on several committees with the American Public Transportation Association, Alexander leverages deep knowledge of transit to solve operational pain points for transit agencies.
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 Amsterdam, Australia, Canada, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Learn more at theroutingcompany.com.
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