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Tactran names MaaS platform builders

03 April 2020

The Tayside and Central Scotland Transport Partnership has named the contractors who are helping deliver its Mobility as a Service (MaaS) project.   

In December Tactran’s ENABLE project received £550,000 from the Scottish Government’s £2m Mobility Innovation Fund (LTT 10 Jan).   

The partnership is building a regionwide MaaS platform featuring realtime journey planning data and booking/ticketing and payment facilities for different transport modes.  

The platform will also have the ability to host user accounts, enabling travel subsidies (e.g. for education or hospital visits) to be directed to users. 

Three apps will be developed using the MaaS platform and piloted with:

  • Perth Royal Infirmary, focused on the new regional centre for urology
  • The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, focused on the southeast of the park
  • Dundee & Angus College

All the apps were due to be launched later this year. It is unclear if the Covid-19 virus will impact timescales. 

Fife-based Fuse Mobility, which specialises in MaaS products, holds the contract to develop the MaaS technical platform and co-design the interfaces for the National Park and college pilots. Fuse is sub-contracting work to a group of partners: Miconnex, Ember, and Merkle. This part of the work programme has an estimated value of up to £590,000. 

Sympatric will develop the interface for the NHS scheme in a contract worth £31,000. 

The pilots are supposed to run for nine months. 

Tactran senior strategy officer  Jonathan Padmore told councillors: “Notwithstanding the pilot timescales, we are confident that ENABLE is commercially viable, and will be developed with the intention of providing long-term solutions for the planning, booking and paying for transport to improve access for residents and visitors across the region.” 

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