Tartu and Tallinn are developing a joint combined mobility service platform
Tartu City Government Press Release
23 February / Tartu and Tallinn signed a contract with Latvian transport solutions start-up mobility.delivered for the development of a travel planner and ticket purchase application that combines different mobility services.
The purpose of the application for combining mobility services for smartphones, which is being developed with the tender, is to consolidate the systems of public transport, taxis, electric scooters, and other mobility service providers in Tallinn and Tartu into a single travel planner and also to pay for the ride in the same place with a single payment.
According to Tartu Deputy Mayor Raimond Tamm, diverse mobility services and their active use are of great importance to Tartu. ‘This will help achieve our ambitious environmental goals. In the future, the application in question will allow both residents of Tartu and our guests to easily plan their movements, make choices between different modes of travel, and conveniently pay for all services used with a single payment. I am very happy that we have teamed up with Tallinn and that an innovative and necessary application will be introduced in the two largest cities of Estonia at the same time.’
Jānis Meirans, CEO of mobility.delivered, the leading partner of the consortium that won the tender, said that the mobility service implementation project provides an opportunity to bring the company’s knowledge and innovative solutions to the transport sector. ‘The integration of different modes of transport into one system is extremely interesting. Our ultimate goal is to have a large and positive impact on the way people move, which is in line with our vision to revolutionize transportation for communities everywhere,’ said Meirans. ‘We are sure that the residents of and visitors to Tallinn and Tartu will appreciate our joint efforts to offer sustainable and comfortable everyday transport in one solution.’
The tenders for the development of the joint mobility service platform MaaS (mobility as a service) for Tallinn and Tartu were won by joint tenderers, which include Latvian transport solutions start-up mobility.delivered, mobile payment provider Mobilly, and geoinformation systems developer Jāņa Sēta.
The amount of the contract is EUR 120,000, plus VAT. The European Regional Development Fund is co-financing part of the procurement volume through the activity of supporting innovation-promoting procurements, and the other half is jointly covered by the cities of Tallinn and Tartu so that Tallinn’s share of project financing is one-third and Tartu’s share is one-sixth.
According to the contract, the platform must be open to users by the end of August of this year.
Additional information: Deputy Mayor Raimond Tamm, tel: 515-4738; Jaanus Tamm, Project Manager in the Department of City Economy, tel: 5850-6742.
Last changed 23.02.2023