Together with the authorities involved, the Zuid-Limburg Bereikbaar programme office is supporting various innovative pilots aimed at commuters in the region. These include:
- Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
MaaS pilot in Limburg
Via-GO: one app for all journeys in Limburg
Would you like to select, plan, book, and pay for your entire journey via a single app, even if you plan to cross borders? Well, from 2020 you can – with Arriva’s Via-GO app. In addition to ease of use, the app offers travellers information on different means of transport, so you can travel quickly and easily from A to B. Examples include cars, shared cars, public transport, bicycles, shared bicycles, and taxis. These offer alternatives for travel by car, make travelling easier, and increase accessibility. The app offers travellers current, personalized travel advice and updates regarding delays, traffic, and alternative routes.
This pilot is an initiative of the Province of Limburg and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Works. For the implementation of this project, the province is working with the Zuid-Limburg Bereikbaar Programme Office. Travellers in Limburg can expect Via-GO to launch in early 2020. As Via-GO can be used for travel throughout the Netherlands, the app is also naturally available to the rest of the Netherlands. The Mobility as a Service (MaaS) pilot is planned to end in late 2021.
Arriva wins MaaS pilot tender in Limburg
Arriva was selected as the winner of the tender to provide services for the MaaS pilot in Limburg. The Via-GO app is being created by Arriva in collaboration with Tranzer and TURNN. These partners are providing proven technology for a multimodal travel planner and mobile ticketing system. Together with its client, Arriva will begin creating campaigns to encourage consumers and businesses to move to sustainable forms of mobility. The initial focus will be on Limburg. After its introduction in Limburg, Via-GO by Arriva will be rolled out in the rest of the Netherlands.
With this MaaS app, the Limburg province is one of the seven provinces that are participating in the national pilot of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Works to make domestic and cross-border travel easier while also promoting sustainable mobility.
Read the Arriva press release here (only available in Dutch).
- Talking Trafficand smart traffic control equipment
We are working on the Talking Traffic project together with the Municipality of Maastricht and the Province of Limburg to convert the current traffic control equipment into extra-smart traffic control equipment. The new smart traffic control equipment not only sends data to vehicles and bicycles but can also receive data from road users and respond accordingly. This makes waiting for the light to turn green when there is no traffic in sight a thing of the past.