A new app, which is available in Highland Pertshire, is helping to connect local people with their hospital appointments.
The app/website helps to inform people about how they can get from their house to their hospital appointment. It suggests bus timetables, train journeys and cycle lanes to get to and fro.
Tactran Chair Councillor Richard McCready said: “I am delighted to be working with NHS Tayside, Dundee and Angus College and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority on the launch of the Tactran ENABLE project.
“The ‘Go NHS Tayside’ website; the College’s ‘My D&A Travel’ app; and the National Park’s ‘National Park Journey Planner’ website and app; will help patients, students and visitors get to their respective services and destinations.
“We hope these journey planning tools are a success and that this work can be built on to improve sustainable access to all our public services and destinations.”
This comes as part of the partnership between the local stakeholders, such as some of the neighbouring councils and NHS Tayside, to help improve access to appointments.
Scottish Government Minister for Transport Graeme Dey said: “The Scottish Government sees great potential in the future of Mobility as a Service and a real opportunity for Scotland to be at the forefront of developments. That’s why in 2018, our Programme for Government committed to establish the MaaS Investment Fund.
“Much has changed since 2018, but as we think about the urgent need for a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the potential of MaaS solutions in Scottish transport is perhaps more important than ever before. MaaS applications can directly support our vision for a more sustainable and inclusive transport system as outlined in our National Transport Strategy, in addition to the bold commitments we’ve made through our updated Climate Change Plan.
“I’m excited to see how Tactran’s Enable app will transform the travel experience for people in three different environments, namely for Tayside residents using NHS Tayside services, visitors to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, and staff and students of Dundee and Angus College.”
The Go Tayside website can be found on: www.gonhstayside.co.uk;
And more information is available on: www.nationalparkjourneyplanner.co.uk