Honored for Improving the Quality of Life for Commuters
SEATTLE, Wash., November 12, 2019 – Today the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) honored TransLoc's Director of Mobility Strategy Alex Gibson with the 2019 “40 Under 40 Award.” ACT toasted the accomplishments of transportation demand management (TDM) professionals and industry leaders at a ceremony during its annual TDM Forum in Seattle. Winners were selected for their commitment to solving the transportation and mobility challenges facing their communities and organizations.
“The future is very bright for TDM with this impressive group of talent rising up and changing the way we look at addressing transportation and mobility. The work of these ambitious leaders makes a very real difference in the quality of life commuters and their creative solutions are improving the sustainability of their communities,” said ACT Executive Director David Straus.
Gibson's commitment to bringing innovation into the transit space has led to the creation of software and services to aid transit agencies in filling transit gaps, organizing data, and providing desirable service solutions to riders. His contributions were instrumental in the development and launch of on-demand microtransit at TransLoc, adopted at more than 65 transit agencies across the nation.
“I am humbled to receive this honor, especially at a time when mobility is more important than it's ever been," said Gibson. "With this importance comes responsibility, and that's the real value of this recognition: admitting that each of the recipients has immense power to author the change we desperately need to see in the world.”
The winners represent a diverse cross-section of the industry, including private sector employers, city and state governments, service providers, consultants, and nonprofits.
Hailed by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies in transportation, TransLoc joined forces with Ride Systems and DoubleMap under the Ford Mobility umbrella to provide an unparalleled platform of intelligent transportation software solutions. Now one of the largest providers of transportation technology offerings in the world, the group supplies integrated mobility solutions to 1,200+ customers in all 50 United States and across the globe. The team provides mission-critical transit operation software and GTFS data solutions, so riders can enjoy a seamless travel experience with fixed route service, on-demand microtransit ride hailing, and vehicle tracking through the ease of a smartphone app. To learn more, visit TransLoc.com, or follow on Twitter at @TransLoc.
The Association for Commuter Transportation is the premier organization and leading advocate for commuter transportation and transportation demand management (TDM) professionals. ACT strives to create an efficient multimodal transportation system by empowering the people, places, and organizations working to advance TDM in order to improve the quality of life of commuters, enhance the livability of communities, and stimulate economic activity.