With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611
Open European market for mobility services via an Optimodal platform: EU Travel
The potential societal, environmental and economic benefits of multimodal travel information, planning and ticketing services are huge. Societal benefits arise from supporting passenger rights to information, including those with special needs. Environmental benefits result from itineraries optimised for environmental criteria and increased use of public transport and other modes, such as cycling and walking. Economic benefits include new business opportunities for service providers in a growing market.
EuTravel delivers an Ecosystem promoting and supporting Optimodal travel which is populated with tools that tap into existing mainstream IT travel reservation systems and sources of travel data.
On the road towards achieving its vision, the project EuTravel demonstrates an innovative multi- modal travel for a party of one or more travellers. This includes searching for and presentation of synchronised and ‘dependable’ itineraries across different modes, booking, payment, and trip entitlement issuance termed herewith Optimodal Travel. Optimodal travel implies that itineraries are constructed according to user preference whilst seeking optimisation of environmental performance. Environmental impact is presented with each itinerary option and users are able to order results according to environmental criteria. Optimodality defined as inter-modal travel optimised with respect to synchronisation between modes, passenger experience and rights and environmental performance is the central theme of this project.
Who benefits from the sustainable and open single European market for multimodal travel services:
Travel users: easy organise a door-to-door pan-European multimodal trip in accordance with their own set of criteria including environmental performance.
Service Providers: easy and cost effective way to deliver multi-modal customised services.
Policy Makers: policy decision making by monitoring EU policy implementation and contributing to the implementation of standards and regulations.
The EuTravel Project has received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement No 636148.
The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.
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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months