Acknowledged for Solving Transportation and Mobility Challenges
DURHAM, N.C., November 10, 2020 – Today the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) honored TransLoc's Senior Product Manager Aaron Berdanier with the 2020 “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, held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 crisis. Winners were selected for their commitment to solving the transportation and mobility challenges facing their communities and organizations.
“During a year that has introduced unprecedented challenges to the industry, it’s a pleasure to look to the future of TDM with this impressive group of leaders addressing transportation and mobility. The work they do makes a very real difference in the quality of life for commuters, and their creative solutions are improving the sustainability of their communities,” said ACT Executive Director David Straus.
Berdanier’s dedication to sparking innovative transportation solutions has led to the development of a geospatial transportation simulator, or demand-response route simulator, for public transit planning that has been deployed by U.S. transit agencies, helping improve service levels by increasing wait-time reliability and vehicle efficiency. He currently drives the initiative to enable multimodal transportation to close the first-mile last-mile gap for transit users without access to demand-response, laying the foundation for a fair and equitable future in mobility.
“I am excited to be included in this group of forward-looking transportation professionals,” said Berdanier. “Transportation demand is a major mobility challenge, and effective Transportation Demand Management is essential for creating more sustainable and equitable cities. It is an honor to have TransLoc’s data and software work recognized for supporting that effort.”
The winners represent a diverse cross-section of the industry, including private sector employers, city and state governments, service providers, consultants, and nonprofits.
Made up of the three most-trusted companies in transit technology (TransLoc, Ride Systems and DoubleMap), today’s TransLoc delivers a one-stop-shop for transit providers seeking transit orchestration solutions. Recognized by Fast Company for its innovative technology, today their intelligent transportation software portfolio includes flexible demand response, fixed route systems, and planning services, providing software and services for more than 1500 agencies and transit providers worldwide. Powering more than 600 million annual rides, TransLoc’s fixed route and on-demand systems are at the core of both cities and towns, and on university and business campuses. TransLoc has collectively partnered with agencies to deliver the highest level of service and win the confidence of the riding public for more than a decade.
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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.