About

It all started when we wanted to make a difference for future generations by creating a healthier and cleaner planet by reducing CO2 GHGs and recognized that reducing traffic congestion is the first step. In response to our agency partner needs, we engineered and built an innovative HOV validation tool that puts all the benefits of VOD camera technology into a single smartphone app.

Mike Papineau

CEO

RideFlag’s Approach

The accurate, cost-effective, and scalable solution

Declare

Self-declaration systems have been deployed since the early 1990s. Transponder switches operate on an honor-based system.

These declaration methods have proven to have high misdeclaration rates, which can increase the lane costs for legitimate paying customers.

Validate

RideFlag’s tool offers a modern approach. Our VOD smartphone app can act as a replacement to the transponder switch but with technology to mitigate misdeclaration.

Important by-products of eliminating the need for highway enforcement include the safety of officers, financial savings, and traffic slowdowns (particularly during peak hours) due to roadside citation issuance.

Our Story

We’ve come a long way on this journey, and here is how it all started…

2018

Joined the IBTTA and began exhibiting at events globally while meeting with agencies across America to seek input on their HOV challenges and built the first generation HOV validation tool.

2020

Awarded an RFP by the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission for a multi-phased, multi-year pilot in the Bay Area.

2017

First partnership developed with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to create a tool that accurately validates HOVs. This is also when RideFlag filed for it’s first patents on app-based camera technology to validate HOVs with smartphones/in-vehicle devices.

2019

Successfully piloted the tool on the I-15 Express Lanes in partnership with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). Results were very positive, and learnings resulted in our second generation HOV validation tool.

2021

Our technology innovation continues to rapidly grow in response to agency demands from across America and around the world.

2017

First partnership developed with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to create a tool that accurately validates HOVs. This is also when RideFlag filed for it’s first patents on app-based camera technology to validate HOVs with smartphones/in-vehicle devices.

2018

Joined the IBTTA and began exhibiting at events globally while meeting with agencies across America to seek input on their HOV challenges and built the first generation HOV validation tool.

2019

Successfully piloted the tool on the I-15 Express Lanes in partnership with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). Results were very positive, and learnings resulted in our second generation HOV validation tool.

2020

Awarded a highly competitive RFP by the San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission for a multi-phased, multi-year pilot.

2021

Our technology innovation continues to rapidly grow in response to agency demands from across America and around the world.

Meet the Team

Mike Papineau

CEO

Mark Feltham

CTO

Josh

User Experience Lead

Victoria

Communication Specialist

Austin

UX Designer

Sophia

UX Designer

Janice

UX Designer

Yuto

Software Developer

Minh

iOS Developer

Yankai

Senior Android Developer

Reza

Software and Data Architect

Faiza

Quality Assurance

Patents

RideFlag has numerous patents to protect its technology that assures agencies that we have the full Freedom to Operate.