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CEO Brett Wheatley Leads Discussion about Transit Riders’ New Expectations

DURHAM, N.C., September 21, 2021 – COVID-19 drastically disrupted the state of public transit, and today’s riders disclose what will get them back on board. TransLoc, a leader in transit orchestration software and a part of the Ford mobility portfolio*, will host a 60-minute virtual roundtable discussion about the results of its Transit Value Index on Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. EDT. Esteemed guest speakers join TransLoc CEO, Brett Wheatley, to analyze the survey results and strategize solutions that will optimize transit systems while meeting the newest rider demands

The Transit Value Index polled 1,200 U.S. working adults about their pre-pandemic transit behavior and future expectations. While many respondents frequent public transit, there are several factors the industry should address to help riders feel more comfortable when getting back on board. 

“The Transit Value Index has given us invaluable insight into the rider perspective,” TransLoc CEO Brett Wheatley explains. “Facilitating this discussion will allow us to dive deeper into what these sentiments mean for transit agencies in the current and future state of the industry. We have a panel that will speak from the transit provider’s point of view, and I’m looking forward to hearing how they feel this data will help the transit community future-proof their systems.” 

Guest speakers include Tricia Thomas, Content Marketing Manager at PublicInput, who educates local governments on the importance of increasing public engagement, communication, and equity. Additionally, Reggie Ellis, Director of Channel Partnerships & Sales Enablement at TransLoc, works to empower transit providers to deliver equitable mobility solutions and brings 20 years of partnership development to the group.

The roundtable event, Transit Value Index Survey: What 1,200 Riders Say About Returning to Transit, will be held on Sept. 22 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Register to attend the virtual event and download the full report here. 

About TransLoc
TransLoc delivers a one-stop-shop for transit providers seeking transit orchestration solutions. Recognized by Fast Company for its innovative technology, today TransLoc’s intelligent transportation software portfolio includes flexible demand response, fixed-route systems, and planning services, providing software and services for more than 1500 transit providers 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. TransLoc has collectively partnered with agencies to deliver the highest level of service and win the confidence of the riding public for more than a decade.


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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.