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Metro Magazine
Feb 6, 2023
Written by Editorial Staff

TRC expands into Maryland

The Routing Company(TRC) announced it has signed a contract with the 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, according to TRC's news release.

With this service partnership, AA OOT becomes the first agency in the state of Maryland to deploy TRC’s technology.

The office of transportation provides both local service and regional transit connections throughout Anne Arundel County, 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, CEO of 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 accessibility of its on-demand services by routing South County 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.

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.”

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