The project also helped to demonstrate how existing geodata can be made available, visualised, and used for evidence-based decision-making in public authorities, including creating a data warehouse model and a cost prognostication model. Several communication materials, including the marketing strategy, were also developed during the project. All the created tools, handbooks and other materials are available on the RESPONSE official communication platform - www.response-project.eu .
RESPONSE project is a big step towards a more accessible and sustainable transportation sector.
representatives from local governments, public transport centres, ministries
and other agencies met at the beginning of December to discuss the future of demand-
responsive transportation in sparsely populated areas of Estonia.
In July 2021, a new pilot for demand-responsive transport (DRT) was launched in Saaremaa, Estonia. Saaremaa is the first local government in Estonia to develop a DRT service model to offer people more flexible transportation options based on their needs.
Many schoolchildren in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas are living outside the city centre in the surrounding suburbs. However, they often do not attend schools close to home and their commutes by car have an effect on the city environment. In the framework of the international project RESPONSE, Kaunas city municipality has launched a demand-responsive transport pilot to test out an alternative commute for schoolchildren.