Manchester, UK – 27 June 2022: Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) provider SkedGo is today announcing its collaboration with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to help ease city congestion and encourage public transport use.
The partnership sees TfGM incorporate SkedGo’s journey planner onto its website, offering commuters a wide range of mobility options in Greater Manchester, including buses, trains and trams. Users can see the CO2 output for each trip and prioritise journeys based on low carbon emissions, time taken, convenience and cost.
John Nuutinen, CEO, 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.”
More than 5.6 million journeys are made across Greater Manchester’s transport network each day1 and congestion costs Greater Manchester £1.3 billion a year2. SkedGo’s contract with TfGM follows its ongoing work with Leicester City Council, promoting active travel as part of the Choose How You Move initiative.
Nuutinen adds: “Manchester’s population is expected to hit 627,000 by 20253 with 100,000 people choosing to live in the city centre. 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.”
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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.
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