TransLoc recently announced it will provide approximately 1.5 million students across 87 U.S. colleges access to safer and more reliable transportation during the 2016-2017 school year. TransLoc’s university customers will use powerful transit management tools that allow campuses to meet their safety goals and give students confidence in their transportation options at all times. The company also released the initial results of a pilot program for its OnDemand platform, which brings the convenience ofridesharing apps to campus buses.
“Campus safety is a top priority at Texas Christian University. Through our partnership with TransLoc, we provide real-time location of shuttles and golf carts which equip our riders with the information they need to plan their campus travel”
TransLoc’s expansion includes new and existing partnerships with the University of Tennessee, Colgate University, New York University, Emory University, Louisiana State University, Texas Christian University and the University of Kentucky. These universities will use various combinations of the RealTime/Rider, OnDemand and Traveler platforms, which display real-time vehicle locations, provide on-demand shuttle services and collect data about rider preferences, respectively. This user-friendly software suite provides the data universities need to make informed decisions about changing routes, adjusting timing and adding vehicles at high-ridership times. TransLoc’s software platforms work together to create thriving transportation networks with a superior experience and increase ridership without expending more resources.
“Student safety is paramount. Partnering with TransLoc, we've deployed on-demand campus shuttle buses late at night so that students can travel safely,” said Kim Jackson, director, transportation and parking services at Princeton University. “We're committed to making improvements to our TigerTransit system to provide convenient and reliable transportation throughout the Princeton University campus and surrounding community.”
“Campus safety is a top priority at Texas Christian University. Through our partnership with TransLoc, we provide real-time location of shuttles and golf carts which equip our riders with the information they need to plan their campus travel,” said Michael Russel, assistant vice chancellor at Texas Christian University. “This semester we will fully implement OnDemand for our golf cart-based campus safe ride program. We look forward to accurately tracking cart routes, counting riders more efficiently, and reducing wait times. We believe using the OnDemand app to request and track rides will increase ridership and reduce the risk of students walking alone at night. More and better information helps create a safer campus and allows students to focus on their primary job—learning.”
The company also recently completed an initial trial of its OnDemand platform at 17 U.S. colleges. OnDemand allows riders to request on-the-spot, late-night transit, bringing Uber-like convenience to on-campus buses. The platform facilitated 100,000 rides in less than a year. The company plans to make OnDemand widely available in Q4 of 2016.
“We create a virtuous cycle of better service, higher ridership and deeper relationships with riders built on a decade of experience working with hundreds of transit providers,” said Doug Kaufman, CEO of TransLoc. “We’re building on our success deploying TransLoc’s technology at campuses around the country. OnDemand is a key part of the future of college transportation – and rising demand from universities for transit solutions represents a significant growth opportunity for us. We want to allow campus administration to promise safe transport for every student, any time of day. This is a key consideration as we continue to roll out services and test new features.”