TRC Secures One Year On-Demand Transit Contract With California’s Plumas Transit Systems
The Routing Company (TRC), a global on-demand vehicle routing and management platform, has received a one year contract from Plumas County Transportation Commission (d/b/a Plumas Transit Systems or PTS) to provide on-demand transportation in Plumas County, CA.
The new partnership marks TRC’s fifth deployment in California, following those with FAST Transit, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, Solano Transportation Authority, and Lassen Transit.
“The contract will deploy in a collaborative nature, with TRC providing on-demand service to PTS, supported by Plumas Rural Services (PRS). The one year pilot project intends to assess and explore opportunities for the ongoing expansion of on-demand transit services within the Quincy, CA, community, while supporting and complementing existing fixed-route service,” according to a press release. “PTS is operated by PRS and provides public transportation services in Plumas County through fixed-route operation that is largely used by families and students. PTS operates three fixed-routes, but with the deployment of on-demand transit, will serve the entire community. Following the one year pilot project, PTS intends to explore the addition of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant commingled paratransit services as well.”
“We are excited to expand transit with PTS, and ultimately reach more of the community’s neighborhoods and citizens with on-demand transit,” TRC Chief Executive Officer James Cox said. “The direct and immediate benefit to the people of Plumas County is reduced wait times, greater accessibility, and a better rider experience — all while keeping transportation affordable.”
PTS 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 leverage TRC’s full suite of Pingo products — including features such as Transit Connect™ and Pingo Journey™, as well as TRC’s Pingo Analytics™ next generation customer transit analytics and reporting tool.