GreenPower Motor Company, Swiftly, Inc., and The Routing Company recently announced news from their respective companies.
GreenPower Completes Delivery of 10 EV Stars
GreenPower Motor Company Inc. announced the completed delivery of 10 EV Stars for use in the Boston market to provide last-mile passenger transportation services.
“The EV Star is the premier all-electric, purpose-built passenger shuttle vehicle on the market today,” said Claus Tritt, VP of Medium-Duty and Commercial Vehicle Sales for GreenPower. “Its class-leading range and safety ratings combine with its flexibility to meet the demands of various service opportunities in satisfying our customer’s needs.”
The GreenPower EV Star is a multi-purpose EV that can be used in a variety of settings including paratransit, employee shuttles, microtransit, and vanpool service. It has a range of up to 150 miles and offers dual charging capabilities as a standard feature.
The seating layout is customizable to an operator’s needs with multiple configurations and ADA positions. The EV Star is Altoona tested with the highest score of 92.2 in its class.
Transit, Swiftly Announce Visualized Detours
Swiftly, Inc. and Transit announced an integration that allows transit agencies to input a detour and have them intuitively displayed to app users in real time.
The new feature launched with three partner agencies in Baltimore, Vermont, and Southern California, with more transit systems to come.
The feature comes after Transit’s launch of detour auto-detection, a feature for transit agencies first launched with the STM in Montreal. It is built upon GTFS Trip-Modifications, a new data standard developed by Transit and Swiftly that is open to the entire industry.
TRC Receives New Contract for On-Demand Transit
The Routing Company (TRC) announced it has received a contract from Solano Transit Authority (STA) to deploy on-demand transit service.
The contract includes a base of three years with two one-year options for extension, for a total of up to five years.
With this contract, STA becomes TRC’s fourth partnership in California, following FAST Transit, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, and Lassen Transit.
STA’s new on-demand service will initially be available across two communities – the City of Suisun and Rio Vista. Service is anticipated to begin in late September 2023.