WECA has submitted a bid to the Government’s Future Mobility Zone (FMZ) fund. We submitted an outline proposal in May and were one of seven areas shortlisted to submit a full bid.
Our proposal supports the creation of a Future Mobility Living Lab, which will work with local communities, stakeholders and innovators to co-design, trial, demonstrate and enable solutions to overcome mobility challenges, make better use of our transport network and support our air quality and climate change initiatives. Our bid proposes that we do this by:
- Building a Data Hub and Mobility Stations to improve physical and digital connectivity;
- Developing a Mobility as a Service Platform and trialling the use of mobility credits for improving access to employment; and
- Trialling new mobility services, including dynamic demand responsive travel and supporting the use of more sustainable travel solutions.
Smart transport has a key role to play in our ability to meet the demands of the future mobility agenda and our FMZ proposal ties in with the ambitions set out in our Local Industrial Strategy, co-produced with Government and launched in July this year.