New Operation Will Combine Software for Intelligent Transportation Systems with On-Demand and Fixed Route Solutions for Public and Private Transit Operations
DURHAM, NC., July 30, 2019 — TransLoc, a Ford Smart Mobility company, will begin to integrate its agency-owned microtransit product offerings with Journey Holding Corporation following Ford Smart Mobility’s acquisition of the company. Announced by Ford Smart Mobility, its acquisition will bring together TransLoc, Ride Systems LLC, and DoubleMap to create the industry’s most comprehensive data-driven and accessible transportation solutions for cities, universities, and other businesses with transit operations.
Journey Holding CEO Justin Rees will lead the new operation, which now serves more than 1,200 cities and other enterprises with software solutions for fixed route transportation, microtransit on-demand transportation and other related areas. TransLoc CEO Doug Kaufman, who presented the acquisition opportunity to FSM, will leave the transportation company on August 16.
“TransLoc’s goal has always been to assist transit agencies and universities in delivering smart and cost-effective transportation solutions to its citizens and students. Agency-owned microtransit has helped fuel economic growth across the country, provided people with access to jobs, healthcare and housing, and has reduced traffic congestion and harmful pollutants. I’m proud of the work we have done at TransLoc and am excited to see the company continue to grow,” said Kaufman.
By integrating with Journey Holding Corp, TransLoc can now better serve public and private agencies seeking to amend gaps in transit offerings based on real-time rider needs and shifting demands. As a data-driven company, TransLoc provides public and private agencies with predictive modeling to simulate rider demand, pilot programs to test rider experience, optimized fixed-route solutions based on real-time data, a smartphone app for riders, and many other solutions. Both Ride Systems and DoubleMap provide automatic vehicle location services to municipalities, universities, airports, hospitals, and corporate fleets.
In addition to product integration, the new operation will bring together over 200 employees across the country with extensive experience in delivering technology and transit offerings to transportation systems and rider experiences. Other members of the new company’s leadership team appointed today include:
- Scott Lacy, vice president of Product
- Ron Cygnarowicz, vice president of Customers
- Ilya Rekhter, vice president of Growth
- Kevin Fowler, vice president of Finance
- Katie Strickland, vice president of People
- Peter SerVaas, vice president of Innovation
- Kelly Rees, vice president of Integration
Hailed by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies in transportation, TransLoc (a Ford Smart Mobility company) is the maker of mission-critical transit operations solutions for flexible on-demand and fixed route systems for both public and private transit agencies, universities, and business campus transit systems in 48 states. Today, TransLoc is the largest provider of agency-owned microtransit systems for municipal transit agencies in the U.S., with the company’s products used at more than 500 agencies. TransLoc is also proud to be a Google Partner through the company’s transit data business. To learn more, visit TransLoc.com or follow on Twitter at @TransLoc.
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