TfGM partners with SkedGo on MaaS initiative

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Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) provider SkedGo has announced a collaboration with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to help ease congestion and encourage public transport use.

As part of the partnership, TfGM has incorporated SkedGo’s journey planner onto its website. This offers commuters a wider range of mobility options in Greater Manchester, including buses, trains and trams.

Users can see the CO2 output for their journeys and choose routes based on carbon emissions, time taken, convenience and cost.

John Nuutinen, CEO at SkedGo, says: “MaaS technology is a fundamental tool to reduce air pollution.

“Our journey planner provides authorities and local governments with the data needed to make greener and sustainable travel a realistic goal.

“MaaS technology has proven its success already and we’re looking forward to supporting TfGM on its sustainability objectives.

“We believe our journey planning technology can encourage the use of public transport and increase cycling and walking, to ensure our UK cities become healthier, greener and more productive.”

Reportedly, more than 5.6 million journeys are made across Greater Manchester’s transport network each day and congestion costs Greater Manchester £1.3bn a year.

The contract with TfGM follows SkedGo’s ongoing work with Leicester City Council, promoting active travel as part of the Choose How You Move initiative.

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