The Routing Company announced it has been named a winner of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance (Alliance) Connected Colorado (C²) Challenge.
TRC was named a winner in the community resilience category by Arapahoe Libraries.
The Alliance announced 11 winners this week.
The C² Challenge, launched in June 2022, sought proposals for innovative smart city solutions that addressed four challenges faced by Colorado communities: housing stability, community resilience, safe streets, and civic engagement, according to TRC's news release.
Of 87 proposals submitted, 39 finalists were selected. Nine Colorado jurisdictions involved then selected 11 winning solutions to implement.
“Using our Pingo platform, TRC looks forward to implementing an on-demand mobility pilot that expands access to mobility, brings patrons to the library, and supports greater equity in using library services,” said James Cox, CEO, TRC. “This pilot enables more than just transit: it will connect the community with the ability to learn and read, and directly support Arapahoe Libraries’ goal of increasing literacy in the county. Access to mobility is a direct means of building equity, engagement, and community connection – and we are proud to provide it.”
TRC and Arapahoe Libraries will now collaborate to design and deploy a mobility service to address challenges identified in the challenge. The pilot timeline and scale will be defined over the coming months, with deployment expected in 2023, according to TRC.
Arapahoe Libraries will leverage TRC's Pingo platform, including the Pingo app, Transit Connect, and Pingo Journey features, to improve community access to library media and resources.