The Routing Company, Alexander Dennis, Alstom, and GOGO Charters recently announced news from their respective companies.
TRC Introduces Pingo Access
Pingo Access is live in California with Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST), the City of Fairfield’s transit system in Solano County, California. The service was first announced in November 2022 and launched on July 1.
Pingo Access is a feature within the Pingo platform that delivers Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit services in multiple modes. It has the same user interface while integrating settings and constraints optimized for paratransit.
Reading Buses Relaunches Windsor Express Network
Alexander Dennis announced that it has supplied seven new Enviro400 to Reading Buses and its sister company Thames Valley Buses.
The new double-deck buses introduce new identities for the companies’ Windsor Express routes, formerly known as Green Line. The 702 between Legoland and the capital becomes the London Line, while sister route 703 from Bracknell to Heathrow Airport is now the Flight Line. Both run directly past the royal residence at Windsor Castle.
The new Enviro400 buses have the manufacturer’s ‘City’-style body, which includes a glazed staircase and skylights.
Alstom Announces Solar Power Purchase Agreement
Alstom and Schneider Electric have announced a new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) focused on solar development in Spain.
The 160 GWh/year solar farm project will cover approximately the equivalent of 80% of Alstom’s electricity consumption in Europe.
The solar farm is expected to begin operations beginning in 2025, with the contract lasting 10 years.
The announcement comes soon after Alstom had its near-term emissions reduction targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
GOGO Charters Brings Charter Bus, Shuttle Fleet to Washington, D.C.
GOGO Charters announced its official launch servicing Washington D.C.
GOGO Charters will offer one-time and recurring group transportation services for a variety of trips, events, and special occasions.
"The Nation's Capital, where history, politics, and culture come together, deserves a transportation solution that understands its unique needs," said Farzin Parsa, president of GOGO Charters. "Whether it's for school trips visiting historic monuments, organizations attending political rallies, or tourists exploring museums, GOGO Charters is here to make the journey easy and stress-free. Our reliable transportation solution will ensure your group can navigate the city with ease, any time of year, any number of passengers."