Detroit and Atlanta Transit Agencies Win TransLoc’s MicroTransit Accelerator Challenge

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Impressive Quality of Challenge Submissions Highlights Agency-Owned Flexible Transit Services Are Gaining Strong Momentum Nationwide  November 20, 2017 – Durham, North Carolina – From a field of submissions representing some of the most innovative municipal transit agencies across the nation, the Office of Mobility Innovation in the City of Detroit and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) take top honors … Read More

California Transit Agencies Begin Deploying Next-Generation Microtransit Services

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TransLoc partners with cities and transit agencies to provide riders more efficient ways to connect with mass transit Nov. 16, 2017 – Durham, North Carolina – TransLoc, a technology provider of flexible agency-owned microtransit solutions, today announced partnerships with three innovative California transit agencies readying to deploy microtransit in their respective communities — Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Central Contra Costa … Read More

Google Partners with TransLoc for Smart Public Transit Data Management

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TransLoc’s web application enables all transit agencies to make their transit info accessible in Google Maps for free.   Durham, NC –  July 12, 2017 – TransLoc, a transportation technology provider of the most flexible agency-owned microtransit demand-response solution, announced today a partnership with Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) to ensure accurate public transit information is efficiently integrated onto Google Maps at no … Read More

TransLoc Architect Quickly Becoming Dominant Model for Rapid GTFS Data Conversion

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TransLoc has solidified its position as the purveyor of the preferred General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) management tool for transit agencies nationwide thanks to its newest product, Architect. TransLoc Architect enables transit agencies of any size to build and manage their GTFS feeds (the standard format for public transportation data) — for free. Since its launch in March, Architect has captivated the … Read More

TransLoc Makes Fast Company’s 2017 List of the Most Innovative Companies

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TransLoc Named Most Innovative Company Fast Company Award

DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TransLoc, a leading transportation technology provider dedicated to delivering seamless mobility for all, has made Fast Company’s list of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Transportation for 2017. Hailed as a Top 10 Most Innovative Company in Transportation, TransLoc will be featured in Fast Company’s upcoming March issue. Fast Company’s annual ranking of the Most Innovative Companies … Read More

3 reasons public transit agencies should care about sustainability

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Back in April 2016, we published a post explaining how public transit impacts sustainability, but what about the other end of that question: Why should transit agencies aim for sustainable practices? Here’s a hint: It has practically nothing to do with saving the environment. It sounds crazy, right? But, the truth is that, while a transit agency might not be … Read More

Planning Multimodal Trips in TransLoc Rider

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MultiModal Trip Planning in Rider

Imagine the following scenario: You’re packing up your things after work on a Friday when a text pops up on your phone. A friend has just won tickets to Hamilton and he’s inviting you to be his plus one…this weekend…in a city far away from yours. You text him back with an immediate “yes!” then launch TransLoc’s Rider app to … Read More

TransLoc Expands Public Transit Agency Footprint by 15 Percent

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DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TransLoc, a transportation technology platform that delivers seamless mobility for all, today announced its continued expansion across North America to help public transit agencies create thriving transportation networks. This recent expansion marks a 15 percent increase in the past six months in the number of municipal customers served by TransLoc. More than 12 million additional annual riders now … Read More

Will Autonomous Vehicles Kill Public Transit?

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It’s been 54 years since the Jetsons (a cartoon show depicting futuristic life in 2062) premiered on ABC, and while we aren’t quite to the point where flying cars populate the sky, we’re quickly approaching a world where passing an autonomous vehicle on your way to work could become commonplace. The introduction of the autonomous vehicle could mean big changes … Read More

TransLoc Part of Do-It-Yourself Transit Planning, by App

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In March, the American Public Transportation Association released a study that found that shared transit modes were likely to continue to grow. And the more people used them, the more likely they were to also use mass transit. Nationwide, mass transit use stalled during the last decade. According to the Census Bureau, 76.5 percent of commuters drove alone, 9.2 percent … Read More

Transportation Technology Provider Expands Durham Presence

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DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TransLoc, a transportation technology provider, today announced its expansion into renovated office space in the Research Triangle. The office will serve as national headquarters for TransLoc’s operations helping organizations and municipalities solve major transportation challenges. As part of the expansion, the company plans to increase its workforce by nearly 30 percent over the remainder of the year to … Read More

GTFS – What is it and why does it matter to public transit?

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GTFS What is it and why does it matter to public transit

In my first few weeks of working at TransLoc, I frequently heard the term “GTFS feeds” passed around. Even after I was given a run-down of what it meant, I didn’t have a firm grasp of what GTFS feeds were and why they were actually important to transit agencies. After digging deeper, I’ve realized that the incorporation of GTFS feeds … Read More

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Paratransit

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If you’re not familiar with Paratransit, you should be. As a special transportation service for people with disabilities, Paratransit is often provided as a supplement to fixed-route bus and rail systems by public transit agencies. These agencies’ Paratransit services come in a variety of forms, and vary widely in their degree of flexibility. Without Paratransit, however, countless Americans would be … Read More

TransLoc, Inc. Raises $8 Million in Oversubscribed Round of Financing

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SJF Ventures and Fontinalis Partners Co-lead Investment in Transit Technology Leader Durham, N.C., March 31, 2016—TransLoc, a leading provider of transit technology, announced today that it has completed an $8 million round of financing. The round was co-led by SJF Ventures and Fontinalis Partners, with additional investments from Marc Benioff’s Efficient Capacity fund, Thomas McMurray and Patient Capital Collaborative (PCC), an impact … Read More

TransLoc Rider With Uber—Getting You to Transit

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TransLoc, Memphis Area Transit Authority and Uber Launch Pilot   Memphis, TN, March 22, 2016—TransLoc, a leading provider of transit technology, along with partners Uber and the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA), are launching a pilot of the TransLoc Rider mobile app with Uber in Memphis. TransLoc Rider helps people get to and from the bus stop with ease, making … Read More

TransLoc Rider With Uber Makes Getting to and From the Bus Stop Simple

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Durham, N.C, March 4, 2016—TransLoc, a leading provider of transportation technology, along with partners GoTriangle and Uber launched a pilot of TransLoc Rider with Uber in Durham on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The Rider mobile app helps people get to and from the bus stop with ease to make transit more accessible. One of the biggest barriers to taking public … Read More

Extending the Reach of Transit, the First-Mile/Last-Mile Question

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TransLoc Webinar: Extending the Reach of Transit - The first mile last mile problem

This is a companion blog post to our webinar The First-Mile/Last-Mile Problem: How Big is it? that took place on February 23, 2016. If you didn’t get a chance to attend, you can watch the recording here. The transit industry is being disrupted and there are more mobility options than ever before. Those multi-modal options are leveraging technology to be … Read More

Become a Memphis Rider Beta Tester and Help Shape the Future of Transit

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Recruiting Beta Testers for TransLoc Rider Transit Mobile App with Uber Memphis, T.N., February 22, 2016—TransLoc®, a leading provider of transportation technology, is recruiting beta testers to provide feedback on TransLoc Rider with Uber for Memphis Area Transit Authority. The Rider mobile app simplifies multimodal travel, providing passengers with the best option to get to their destination. Individuals in Memphis … Read More

TransLoc’s top 10 favorite transit stops in the world

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Transit stops and stations don’t have to be boring and overlooked. They can be quite the opposite—fun, functional, whimsical, and beautiful. There are some fantastic transit stops all over the globe, and we’ve listed our 10 favorites submitted by our TransLoc team. Read on to see which stops and stations made the list. The Interchange in Minneapolis, MN: an example … Read More

Become a Triangle Rider Beta Tester and Shape the Future of Mobility

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TransLoc Recruiting Beta Testers of Rider with Uber Integration for GoTriangle Transit Agency   Durham, N.C., February 4, 2016—TransLoc®, a leading provider of transportation technology, is recruiting beta testers to provide feedback on the TransLoc Rider app with Uber integration. Individuals in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill are encouraged to join the Triangle Riders beta group and help create the … Read More

TransLoc Drives University Safe Ride Programs to Success

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OnDemand Simplifies Demand Response on Campus DURHAM, NC—December 14, 2015—TransLoc®, a leading provider of transportation technology, simplifies responsive transit on university campuses. TransLoc OnDemand optimizes safe ride programs with a solution that reduces costs and increases operational efficiency—enabling programs to serve more riders without adding vehicles or drivers. University police departments and safety officers collaborate with campus transit departments to … Read More

TransLoc Traveler’s Survey Gives Transit Riders Voice with Agencies

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Durham, NC—A new mobile survey option for TransLoc’s Traveler product enables transit agencies to understand the needs and preferences of their riders in real time, radically improving their ability to plan for and adapt their system to the community they serve. This gives the rider a voice and offers the transit agency a feedback tool for planning that has not … Read More

Campus Transit at the Epicenter of Innovation and Cultural Change

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University Transit systems present the perfect conditions for the changing attitudes about mobility Universities have long been the epicenter of innovation and cultural change. As our collective attitudes toward transit, transportation and personal mobility evolve, universities are poised to drive yet another cultural and technological revolution. Campus is the perfect environment to advance these changes – a connected community of … Read More

TransLoc Traveler in Action – Real-life applications for origin-destination data

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TransLoc Traveler and NCSU - the Wolf Village Story

Sometimes it’s hard to see how actions can affect outcomes, especially when dealing with transit planning. TransLoc Traveler gives agencies the ability to see THE FUTURE. Ok, maybe not. But it does allow agencies to see anonymized, real-time location information for their riders. For the first time ever, agencies can now gain a keen awareness of how riders actually use … Read More

The 7 Best Apps for College Students

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The 7 Best Apps for College

Summer is winding down, the leaves are changing color, there is a crispness in the air—millions of students are either returning to or newly matriculating at universities across the country, which means the yearly supply-purchasing frenzy is on. Linens, backpacks, mini fridges, textbooks, and tech gadgets are making their way into both virtual and actual shopping baskets nationwide. Aside from … Read More

Create targeted service alerts in Traveler

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We are continuing our mission of making transit the first choice for all by creating a powerful section of Traveler called “Inform.” Inform gives transit administrators the ability to communicate directly with the riders, based on a rider’s route and stop preferences. The first feature of Inform is “Alerts.” Now agencies can proactively alert the specific passengers that are affected … Read More