WECA has been awarded £24m from the Government’s Future Transport Zone (FTZ) fund to improve the integration of public transport into local communities by trialling innovative new transport technologies.
Through this we will create of a Future Transport Living Lab, which will work with local communities, stakeholders and innovators to co-design, trial, demonstrate and find solutions to overcome mobility challenges, make better use of our transport network and support our air quality and climate change initiatives. We aim to 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 is aligned with the ambitions of our Local Industrial Strategy, co-produced with Government and launched in July 2019.
WECA – Future Mobility Zone proposal document is available via this link https://www.westofengland-ca.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/WECA-FMZ-Bid-Submission-Redaction-V2.pdf