HITRANS are working in partnership with IBI planning and engineering consultants, and Arcadis MaaS design consultants on a project delivering MaaS across the Highlands & Islands.
The project seeks to bring together journey planning, real time data, multi-modes of public, active and sharing transport, and ticket purchasing into one app - GO-HI - thereby reducing reliance on private car trips.
It has the potential to reach around 500,000 residents and 600,000 tourists across the region and was awarded £445,000 funding in December 2019. Hitrans, working in partnership with ProxiSmart, Enterprise Holdings, University of Leeds, and Fleetondemand Mobility UK were also successful in securing funds in Round 2 for an extension to their current GO-HI pilot to include additional transport modes, a rewards programme, smart card integration and a demand responsive transport solution for rural and island regions.
Further details of GO-HI can be found on the HITRANS website.
Tactran will lead and work with digital partners to deliver the project.
The project has pilot locations agreed with NHS Tayside, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park (LLTNP) and Dundee and Angus College.
It looks to run three pilots that bring together journey planning, real time data, multi-modes of public, active and sharing transport, facilities information, personalised booking and ticket purchasing with integrated rewards system in one app.
It has the potential to reach 120-140 patients of Perth Royal Infirmary per week, up to 4 million visitors to LLTNP per year and 23,000 college students and was awarded £550,000 funding in December 2019.
Dundee City Council
This project seeks to support people attending events in the Dundee area and will provide better information about public, shared and active travel options to venues, as well as improving travel ticketing options at the point of purchasing event tickets.
Funding for this project is being allocated following a co-creative approach developed as part of Round One, and as such has not depleted the remaining £1.05 million funding for Round Two of the investment fund.
University of St Andrews/Urban Foresight
This project is focused on St Andrews and the North-West corridor Leuchars train station/Eden Campus-Guardbridge/St Andrews Links and the Royal Burgh of St Andrews, specifically focusing on connections to and from St Andrews to Scotland’s major settlements. The MaaSterplan is a comprehensive framework of integrated pilots encompassing new and existing transportation modes, digital tools (Apps), physical infrastructure, programs, and interventions to address commuters and tourists' needs.
It will pilot innovative solutions that improve the travel experience, facilitate trip chain options and enable people to leave their car at home confidently. It will also show how the integration of multiple MaaS Apps and services can prioritise low carbon modes and quantify emissions per trip.