Essex Travel App Moovit
Intel’s Moovit to help Britons travel more sustainably and conveniently.
13:22 11 April 2022
Essex County Council has partnered with Intel's Moovit to help local travels more sustainably and conveniently.
The partnership will see the Mobility-as-a-Service (MAAS) solutions provider powering the local authority's mobility solutions, including DigiGo or Digital Demand Responsive Transport service. DigiGo works by allowing users to plan shared transport journeys with real-time arrival information. It is booked via the TravelEssex app, which is powered by Moovit's White Label App Solution.
Yovav Meydad, Moovit’s chief growth and marketing officer said: “Diverse travel needs and demands have evolved with the pandemic, and now most travel is generally more local. We are excited to partner with Essex County Council and bring our global experience to help shape this flexible transport service.”
The DigiGo services, which are fully funded by Transport's Rural Mobility Fund, will run for the next two years. If successful, it will be rolled out to other areas in Essex or the rest of the UK. The service will operate between 7am and 10pm, seven days a week.