The pilot is carried out by Region Värmland, a project partner of the RESPONSE project. The beneficiary area will also be the Värmland region in Sweden.
The pilot aims to investigate whether the availability of digital bookings in combination with a new pricing strategy and better integrity encourage travellers of vulnerable groups to use more regular public transport, especially for medical-related trips. This will also mean cost savings for public transport authorities and hopefully reduced emissions by introducing more people to opt for patient transports instead of private vehicles when going to their health care appointments.
The pilot started on 01.10.2021.