NEWS COMMENTARY

Ford subsidiaries offering free services to public transit agencies

Published:
April 17, 2020
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by Chad Goldberg
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Ford Mobility companies TransLoc, Ride Systems, and DoubleMap are offering free transit consulting services and demand-response software to aid in the transition into uncharted operational environments. While it is still unclear how COVID-19 will affect public transit ridership, perception, and operations long-term, the crisis is presenting an opportunity for transit operators to experiment with more flexible routing and planning systems, a process that would be much more difficult under normal operating circumstances. We expect these new capabilities will not only be essential to effectively respond to future crises but also lead to more effective operation of general transit services in increasingly complex urban mobility environments.

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