DURHAM, N.C.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--TransLoc, a transportation technology provider that delivers seamless mobility for all, announced today that it has hired Rahul Kumar to help grow the company and expand its impact. Kumar will draw from more than 16 years of experience in the mobility industry. His experience in business development, service and technology design, and operations management will support the growth of TransLoc’s municipal client base.
“They’ve seen tremendous growth this year, from rolling out new services and innovative products to achieving a 15 percent increase in municipal transit customers in the first half of 2016. I look forward to helping TransLoc expand its technical leadership to push transportation further.”
“TransLoc has built revolutionary products to future-proof the transit space. The company is focused on solutions that help transportation providers connect with their customers in unprecedented ways,” said Kumar. “They’ve seen tremendous growth this year, from rolling out new services and innovative products to achieving a 15 percent increase in municipal transit customers in the first half of 2016. I look forward to helping TransLoc expand its technical leadership to push transportation further.”
Most recently, Kumar worked in Paris, France serving as the Senior Vice President at Transdev, a multi-national transportation provider, working on innovations such as Driverless Vehicles and other disruptive transportation technology. He previously served as Transdev's Vice President of Business Development in North America where he helped the company close $4bn in new or renewed revenue. He has also designed unique mobility solutions for a varied group of agencies including: the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada; Broward County Transit in Florida; and Foothill Transit in Los Angeles.
"Rahul’s industry acumen and breadth of experience will be invaluable as we continue to meet the rapidly growing demand for sustainable transportation and improved rider experience,” said Doug Kaufman, TransLoc’s CEO. “With his experience both in traditional public and corporate transportation operations, new modes like on-demand transport, and even driverless vehicles, Rahul is uniquely positioned to lead our revenue and growth efforts.”
Prior to his work at Transdev, Kumar served as Senior Manager at Transportation Management and Design where he managed various bus and rail transportation projects across the United States. Previously named one of Mass Transit Magazine’s “Top 40 under 40,” Kumar also served as Chairman of the Board of Mobility as a Service Global (MaaS), a startup in Finland using digitally enabled solutions to revolutionize mobility.
TransLoc recently announced an expansion of its services through an innovative pilot program with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to integrate state-wide Amtrak train stations with public transit and Uber through its Rider app.
TransLoc delivers seamless mobility for all through a transportation technology platform. We create elegant, accurate software for transportation providers that attracts and retains happy riders for years to come. TransLoc has partnered with 160 providers to reach a higher level of service and win the confidence of riders over the past decade. To learn more, visit TransLoc.com or follow us on Twitter at @TransLoc.