Press ReleaseOct 9, 2023
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TRC's new partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation energizes Ohio's transit landscape

October 9, 2023 New York, New York, USA: The Routing Company (“TRC”), a global on-demand transit and paratransit platform partnering with cities to power the future of public transit, today announced it has received a five-year contract from the Ohio Department of Transportation (“ODOT”). TRC was chosen from over a dozen different vendors to provide new state of the art scheduling and dispatch software across the state of Ohio from October 1st.

Under the contract, TRC, in partnership with Optibus™, will deliver the entire range of mobility software services included in its full suite of on-demand Pingo™ features. 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 transit that enhances ridership of existing transport networks. Pingo has moved over 500,000 passengers to date. 

"Working with a state-level partner like the Ohio Department of Transportation furthers TRC’s ability to deliver flexible transportation to better serve communities’ mobility needs. We’re proud of this partnership in an area where mobility is essential to so many individuals in both rural and urban areas.” said James Cox, Chief Executive Officer, TRC. 

“As a lifelong Ohioan, I take it personally that our organization will be providing technology to The Buckeye State. With TRC’s unmatched utilization rate, powerful algorithm, and advanced suite of products, I believe that we can have a significant impact on transportation in Ohio” said Dick Alexander, Chief Development Officer, TRC. “Delivering efficient mobility software at scale is not a responsibility we take lightly – and with our market-leading Pingo products, we aim to do just that.”

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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 unrivalled 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

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