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DURHAM, N.C., November 2, 2021 – TransLoc, a leader in transit orchestration software and a part of Ford’s mobility portfolio*, partners with Rice University’s transportation department to create the ultimate rider experience with OnDemand. The microtransit solution is a flexible demand-response system designed to simplify the transit experience with on-demand dispatching and real-time rider communications and tracking.

Rice University in Houston, Texas, has worked with TransLoc since March to provide convenient transportation options for its 10,000 students and faculty members. In need of a feature-robust system on campus, the university implemented TransLoc’s OnDemand for a more comprehensive and easy-to-use rider experience. OnDemand enhances Rice’s Night Escort program by helping admins track their fleet more accurately, ultimately creating a safer campus environment.  

TransLoc’s Manager of Solutions Engineering, Austin Stanion, shares, “TransLoc is honored to partner with Rice University and help solve any mobility challenges that come their way. OnDemand is a great fit for their Night Escort program, offering accurate tracking in real-time.” 

“OnDemand has helped us enhance the transit experience from start to finish, both from the rider standpoint and for us as providers,” adds Rice University’s Transportation Manager, Elizabeth Gbordzoe. “We’ve been really happy with the system changes so far and look forward to how this migration will benefit transportation on campus in the coming months.”

Find out more about Rice University’s transportation department and its commitment to providing safe transportation and commuting information to their community at Learn about TransLoc’s on-demand microtransit solution and other mobility services.

About Rice University Transportation Department
The Rice University Transportation Department utilizes buses, shuttles, biking services, and more to help the Rice community travel safely and conveniently around campus. The university aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by prioritizing sustainable transit options for their students, faculty, and staff. Rice’s campus shuttle system provides transportation to nearby apartment complexes, medical centers, and popular shopping destinations.

About TransLoc
TransLoc delivers a one-stop-shop for transit providers seeking transit orchestration solutions. Recognized by Fast Company for its innovative technology, TransLoc’s intelligent transportation software portfolio includes flexible demand response, fixed route systems, and planning services, providing software and services for transit providers in more than 1500 locations worldwide. Powering more than 600 million annual rides, TransLoc’s fixed route and on-demand systems are at the core of both cities and towns, and on university and business campuses.


Media Contact:
SHIFT Communications for TransLoc
Stephanie Epstein

*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.