Leicester, UK – 21 October 2022: Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) technology provider SkedGo is today announcing its support for the Leicester Buses Partnership.
SkedGo’s involvement sees its innovative journey planner widget embedded into the Leicester Buses website to offer travellers preference-based, door-to-door bus trip planning. It also helps promote a wide range of local bus travel options.
The partnership brings together Leicester City Council and all Leicester’s bus companies to help transform the city’s network over the next eight years by delivering a package of measures to collectively improve and sustain bus travel.
John Nuutinen, co-founder and CEO, SkedGo says: “The SkedGo Journey Planner Widget adopted by Leicester Buses provides commuters with a range of bus travel options, which is a low-carbon and low-cost alternative to the private car.”
A spokesperson from Leicester Buses, adds: “The partnership with SkedGo aims to help make bus travel easier, by allowing users to plan their journey on one central website, rather than having to visit each individual operator’s website for their bus travel needs. This is one of the main steps in helping to make the Leicester Buses website the ‘go to’ place for information on bus travel in Leicester. Our goal is to bring transformative change in bus travel that’s electric, frequent, reliable, easy and great value.”
The SkedGo Journey Planner Widget replicates the Choose How You Move ecosystem implemented by Leicester City Council earlier this year, further strengthening SkedGo’s relationship with the forward-thinking city.
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SkedGo was founded in 2009 by Claus von Hessberg, Tim Cooper, Adrian Schoenig and John Nuutinen, who identified a logistical issue when trying to organise transport for a regular football match and set out to solve the problem through mapping tools. Incorporated in Germany and Australia, the company has strong roots in both countries with additional teams based in the UK, Vietnam and Argentina.
SkedGo provides the technological building blocks, via White Labels, API and SDKs, to create mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) solutions for governments, transit agencies, leading start-ups and corporations. Their technology currently integrates over 3,500 transport service providers worldwide and has a strong focus on customisation, which enables clients to offer more sustainable, active and accessible mobility solutions.
SkedGo works with UK local government organisations including Leicester City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). The company also has clients across the rest of Europe, North America, Asia, APAC and the Middle East.