TransLoc, Ride Systems, DoubleMap to offer support to transit agencies in response to COVDI-19

April 7, 2020
The companies will work with agencies to provide on-demand services to help minimize losses associated with drops in ridership.

Ford Mobility subsidiaries TransLoc, Ride Systems and DoubleMap are offering transit agencies free consulting and demand-response software to help agencies quickly deploy a responsive service that can support evolving rider demand and adhere to health guidelines.

“Transit providers are currently operating in uncharted territory, reacting daily to the evolving needs of their riders and government policies,” said Justin Rees, CEO of TransLoc, Ride Systems and DoubleMap. “Fewer people may be using transit during this crisis, but for healthcare, grocery, law enforcement and other frontline workers, transit services are more critical than ever. Transit providers are the backbone of our communities and we are committed to supporting them in any way possible so they may continue to provide these mission critical services.”

In light of steep declines in ridership in response to COVID-19, TransLoc says transit providers needed to become more flexible in their offerings. This has included adjusting and reducing fixed-route services to provide for essential workers, but also limiting routes with empty buses. Offering expertise in reactive transit planning, powered by demand response software, TransLoc, Ride Systems and DoubleMap will work with agencies to offer on-demand services that help to minimize losses associated with drops in ridership, while continuing to provide mission critical service. Beyond offering access to demand response software, Ford Mobility’s transit innovators are offering essential transit planning support during this time of uncertainty.

Interested transit providers are asked to visit TransLoc’s website for more information and to apply for the free service.