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Press ReleaseSep 15, 2022
Written by TRC Staff

The Routing Company joins Latinos In Transit; kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month 

September 15, 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 joined Latinos In Transit (“LIT”), an industry nonprofit organization dedicated to developing, promoting, and advancing Hispanic, Latinx, and other minority people in transportation.

The announcement comes on the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month (or Latinx Heritage Month), celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15 to promote Hispanic culture while also recognizing the contribution of Hispanic and Latinx people to the history, culture, and achievement of the United States. 

"Since founding six years ago, Latinos In Transit has made an undeniable impact by forging industry dialogue, advancing Hispanic people in transit, and sparking unstoppable momentum for diversity, equity, and inclusion. With Hispanic people comprising nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population, this is both important and necessary work,” said Alex Wallar, Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer, TRC. 

“This also speaks to the heart of what we do,” said Wallar. “The Routing Company is here to make a difference, to build equity and accessibility in transit, and to partner with organizations looking to do the same. LIT is an undeniable leader in this space, which is why we are proudly investing in the promotion of Hispanic culture, connection, and advancement – not only for our team, but for our industry and communities as a whole.”

Founded in 2016, LIT is a leading multicultural, non-profit organization that advocates equity, diversity, and inclusion and enables the development and advancement of its members to executive positions, as well as other positions of influence in the mobility industry. 

From September 23-24, LIT will host its first in-person leadership summit in Dallas, Texas, which TRC will attend. The summit features Veronica Vanterpool, Deputy Administrator of the FTA, as a keynote speaker.

“Our mission is to drive the future of sustainable and equitable mobility by leveraging our global network to create opportunities for education, mentoring, and professional development,” said Alva Carrasco, President, Latinos In Transit. “We are thrilled to welcome The Routing Company as a member. With a focus on delivering greater equity, accessibility, and sustainability, TRC is directly aligned with what LIT strives to achieve. We both want a world where every person can participate equally and meaningfully in transportation, and through partnerships like this, we are moving one step closer to equity for all people of color.”

LIT membership includes public and private transportation professionals across America who meet regularly to network, share information, and celebrate the professional development of all members. For more information, visit latinosintransit.org

About TRC

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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