The Routing Company (TRC) announced it has named Stephen Kuban as director of business development.
Kuban will head TRC’s international business development efforts under Dick Alexander, who joined TRC as VP of business development in early 2022.
Kuban joined the industry in 2015, serving in progressively advancing analyst, solutions, planning, and leadership roles for on-demand transit company RideCo. In this time, he launched North America’s first microtransit pilot, led microtransit feasibility studies for two leading North American transit agencies, contributed to the design of North America’s largest micro mobility project, and was a senior lead for several new on-demand transit launches in Canada, the U.S., and Singapore, according to TRC.
"With Dick and Stephen onboard, we have a unique combination of tenured transit experience and on-demand operational expertise, which is invaluable for designing and implementing on-demand transit solutions for our customers,” said James Cox, CEO, TRC. “We recognize that innovative mobility solutions are needed to meet growing transit demand alongside continued urbanization. As many cities approach megacity status – those with more than 10 million inhabitants – we are challenged to deliver even more efficient and sustainable transportation options while reducing car dependence. This is exactly what The Routing Company is focused on, with Dick and Stephen instrumental to our continued growth.”
Alexander is a long-time veteran of the transportation industry, with four decades of experience leading transit operations across North America, according to TRC. He spent nearly 20 years with Transdev in senior leadership positions, including CEO. Prior to Transdev, he spent 11 years in executive leadership with First Transit. Having also served as a regular industry speaker and participant on several committees with the American Public Transportation Association, TRC said Alexander leverages knowledge of transit to solve operational pain points for transit agencies.