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Fast Company Innovation by Design 2019

TransLoc recognized alongside NASA, Uber and Waymo

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 9, 2019– TransLoc was honored today in Fast Company’s 2019 “Innovation by Design Awards” for its innovation in mobility. The TransLoc App was recognized for its ability to ease public transit challenges and provide riders with smart and equitable transit options.

“For decades, designers have facilitated overconsumption,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Now, the most ambitious in the field are addressing the grave problems consumption has wrought.” Fast Company editors and writers spend a year researching and reviewing applicants for the awards. This year’s applicant pool was the most competitive ever, with more than 4,300 entries.

Fast Company’s “Innovation By Design Awards” is the only competition to honor creative work that uses design to solve real-world problems. The TransLoc App uses predictive capabilities and a streamlined display to make public transit an accessible service for riders at all levels. The app capabilities have especially given residents living in historically transit-light areas a lifeline, empowering them with the ability to get where they want to go, with a safe, affordable, and high-quality experience.

“This honor is not only a win for the hard-working people at TransLoc, but the communities we’ve been able to serve through agency-owned microtransit,” said TransLoc CEO Justin Rees. “The on-demand public transit service we facilitate through the TransLoc App empowers cities to operate dynamic solutions to meet the mobility needs of riders in any community.”

“Innovation by Design Award” winners, finalists, and honorable mentions are featured online and in the October issue of Fast Company magazine, on newsstands September 17. Winners will also be recognized at a special celebration at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival in November.

About TransLoc

Hailed by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies in transportation, TransLoc joined forces with Ride Systems and DoubleMap under the Ford Mobility umbrella* to provide an unparalleled platform of intelligent transportation software solutions. Now one of the largest providers of transportation technology offerings in the world, the group offers integrated mobility solutions to 1,200+ customers in all 50 United States and across the globe. The team provides mission-critical transit operation software and GTFS data solutions, so riders can enjoy a seamless travel experience with fixed route service, real-time microtransit ride hailing, and vehicle tracking through the ease of a smartphone app. To learn more, visit, see how agency-owned microtransit fuels economic development, or follow on Twitter at @TransLoc.

SHIFT Communications for TransLoc
Meg Brenner

*On March 1, 2022, global technology company Modaxo acquired TransLoc from Ford Motor Company. TransLoc is no longer affiliated with Ford or any Ford properties.