TRC Secures 22-Vehicle Partnership With The Chillicothe Transit System
The Routing Company (TRC), a global on-demand vehicle routing and management platform, has announced it has received a five-year contract from the Chillicothe Transit System (CTS) to provide on-demand transportation in Chillicothe, OH. The contract includes 22 vehicles intended to provide fixed and on-demand service.
“This marks TRC’s first order through the five-year Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) state contract announced by TRC in October 2023, and its first deployment in Ohio. The state contract named The Routing Company (in partnership with Optibus) to provide scheduling and dispatch software across Ohio. This means transit agencies across the state can use ODOT’s state contract to purchase TRC products with a streamlined procurement process,” according to a press release.
CTS is the public transit system operating in Chillicothe city limits and the surrounding Ross County. It operates fixed routes, paratransit services, county routes, and contract transportation services, supporting over 150,000 trips per year.
“To secure our first order soon after being named to the ODOT state contract is an exciting point of momentum for TRC. There is great potential to supercharge transit service in Ohio, and we look forward to delivering more accessible and efficient transit alongside CTS — a proven innovator and one familiar with on-demand transit,” TRC Chief Executive Officer James Cox said.
CTS will use operational funds from the Federal Transit Administration’s Formula Grants For Rural Areas (5311 funds) to support the service.
The new on-demand deployment will operate within city limits (including the Ohio State Route 159 to Ohio State Route 207 interchange, and Ohio State Route 104 to the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center), leveraging TRC’s full suite of Pingo products. That involves such features as Transit Connect™, Pingo Journey™, and a shuttle application through Pingo Campus™. CTS will operate the service fare free.