Darwin, Australia – 2 September 2022: Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) provider SkedGo today announces a collaboration with the City of Darwin to launch the Darwin Journey Planner, marking SkedGo’s fifth Australian MaaS project.
The partnership sees Darwin Council incorporate SkedGo’s award winning journey planner into the Darwin Council website, offering travellers a wide range of transport options within the city and surrounding regions. The journey planner includes all public transport and promotes combining these traditional modes with active travel options including walking, cycling and micro mobility.
The collaboration follows SkedGo’s ongoing flagship projects with the Canberra Government, Department of Transport and Main Roads with The University of Queensland, Carsales and Optus (Singtel) Australia.
The journey planner allows users to plan their trips according to user selected modes and preferences, including carbon emissions produced per journey, and calories used for mixed and multi-modal routes. Neuron micro mobility scooters and bikes are included as part of a first- and last-mile journey planning solution, with the locations visible in real time from the map. Water fountain locations are also integrated.
Tim Doze, business development manager APAC, SkedGo, says: “MaaS technology is a fundamental tool to reduce air pollution and city congestion. Our journey planner provides the City of Darwin with the data needed to integrate active travel and sustainable transport solutions. After the successful implementation of our projects in Queensland and Canberra, this signifies another big MaaS project in Australia helping to make transport more accessible for all.”
Darwin Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis adds: “Transport is currently the second biggest cause of CO2 emissions in Australia and it’s the third biggest household expense. The Darwin Journey Planner helps to reduce car usage and minimise city congestion, offering residents and visitors new freedom to active travel that is convenient and sustainable.”
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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.