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 verification tool that puts all the benefits of VOD camera technology into a single smartphone app.

Mike Papineau

CEO

RideFlag’s Approach

An 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.

Verify

RideFlag’s tool offers a modern approach. Our innovative smartphone app can act as a replacement for the switchable transponder 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

2022

Phase 1 of deployment planning for a multiphase project with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is underway. MTC is the transportation planning, financing, and coordinating for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. 

2021

Partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), National Institute of Congestion Reduction (NICR), and Center for Urban Transportation Reduction (CUTR) to research the congestion-related impacts of our tool. Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) makes a substantial investment in RideFlag’s technology to accelerate development and global expansion.

2020

Awarded a competitive procurement by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the San Francisco Bay Area for a multi-phased, multi-year project. Transitioned to a fully remote working environment to better accommodate our global partners. 

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 were utilized to develop the second generation of our HOV verification tool. 

2018

Joined the International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association (IBTTA) and began exhibiting at events globally while meeting with agencies across America to seek input on their HOV challenges. This was also the year that RideFlag fully developed the first generation of their HOV verification tool.   

2017

Partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to create a tool that accurately verifies HOVs. RideFlag also filed for its first patents on app-based smartphone camera technology to verify HOVs with smartphone devices.  

Meet the Team

Mike Papineau

CEO

Mark Feltham

CTO

Sophia

UX Designer & Project Delivery

Austin

UX Designer & Research

Chenny

UX Designer

Emily

UX Designer

Rodolfo

Financial Analyst

Bari

Project Delivery Coordinator

Robbie

Research, Strategy & Delivery

Ann

Cloud Engineer

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Yankai

Senior Android Developer

Jitin

Android Developer

Bach

iOS Developer

Jeff

iOS Developer