Tactran launches ENABLE Platforms
Regional Transport Partnership, Tactran, working with Dundee and Angus College; NHS Tayside and the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority, has developed three new ‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS) apps and websites that inform users of the travel options available to them, including price and planning journeys. In some cases, it enables booking and paying for those transport services.
Tactran’s ENABLE project will help people get to their destination making them aware of all the options available. It is also hoped that users will feel more confident and informed to make more sustainable and active choices in how they travel. Furthermore, as the project and services develop and grow, they will be used to inform the planning and delivery of future digital transport services across Scotland.
The pilot apps and websites will target staff and students at the college, patients and visitors to Perth Royal Infirmary and visitors to the National Park.
The project is part funded by Transport Scotland, Paths for All and Tactran. Leading delivery of the project are Tactran, Fuse Mobility, Ansons Consulting and SYSTRA Ltd.
Tactran Chair Councillor McCready said:
“I am delighted to be working with NHS Tayside, Dundee and Angus College and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority on the launch of the Tactran ENABLE project. The ‘Go NHS Tayside’ website; the College’s ‘My D&A Travel’ app; and the National Park’s ‘National Park Journey Planner’ website and app; will help patients, students and visitors get to their respective services and destinations. We hope these journey planning tools are a success and that this work can be built on to improve sustainable access to all our public services and destinations.”
Minister for Transport, Graeme Dey said: “The Scottish Government sees great potential in the future of Mobility as a Service and a real opportunity for Scotland to be at the forefront of developments. That’s why in 2018, our Programme for Government committed to establish the MaaS Investment Fund.
“Much has changed since 2018, but as we think about the urgent need for a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the potential of MaaS solutions in Scottish transport is perhaps more important than ever before. MaaS applications can directly support our vision for a more sustainable and inclusive transport system as outlined in our National Transport Strategy, in addition to the bold commitments we’ve made through our updated Climate Change Plan.
“I’m excited to see how Tactran’s Enable app will transform the travel experience for people in three different environments, namely for Tayside residents using NHS Tayside services, visitors to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, and staff and students of Dundee and Angus College.”
The NHS Tayside website can be viewed here: www.gonhstayside.co.uk
The apps can be viewed by searching the App Store and Google Play for: “My D&A Travel” and “National Park Journey Planner”