The Routing Company (TRC) announced its newest launch, Pingo Campus – a new product within the Ride Pingo app that is optimized for campus use and designed for the needs of campus transport.
Concurrently, TRC announced it has received a two-year contract from RMA Limo (RMA). The contract includes 15 vehicles and marks North America’s first university deployment of TRC’s new Pingo Campus product, according to TRC's news release. Service begins in December 2022.
RMA will use TRC’s Pingo platform to provide VCU’s on-campus transportation for its community of more than 50,000 students, faculty, and staff, including a safe ride on-demand evening service and a fixed-route shuttle service.
The services will leverage TRC’s Pingo platform, its Pingo Journey multimodal journey planning feature, and Pingo Campus.
“Pingo Campus is a custom version of our app designed for the unique needs of academic and corporate campus transport – making it an ideal product for VCU,” said James Cox, CEO of TRC. “It harnesses the power of our proven Pingo platform while meeting the rigorous demands of university transportation, including greater flexibility and enhanced user security. Together with RMA, we are improving the VCU rider experience on campus.”
Pingo Campus contains the same user interface while integrating settings and constraints optimized for university and corporate campuses. This includes greater fixed and flex route options, the inclusion of Transit Connect to link riders to core mobility hubs, and security features that meet university and corporate account privacy requirements.
Launched in October 2022, Pingo Journey integrates TRC’s real-time routing technology with public transit infrastructure, allowing riders to hail on-demand transit rides and plan multimodal transit journeys.
“We were looking for a platform that allows students to easily access safe and convenient transportation options from their cell phones. And at the same time, we needed an app that provides operators with reliable, user-friendly, and real-time software," said Josh Stone, executive director, of VCU parking and transportation services. “Today, we are proud to put the power of mobility right in our students’ hands.”