Project Description

DIGITAL

We are committed to delivering transport solutions that connect local communities and encourage economic growth. Sustainability is at the core of what we do, we not only deliver environmentally ‘green’ transport solutions, but we aim to work with local communities to build a self-sustaining legacy for the future.

THRIVE MAAS

Thrive is a cloud based Mobility-as-a-Service solution (MaaS) which offers a full scheme management solution that ensure that all journeys are managed from booking to billing.

Thrive has been developed in partnership with community based car and dial-a-ride schemes and a County Council authority to ensure that the needs of a range of stakeholders are being achieved.

It sets itself apart by taking an innovative approach to the way that demand responsive services are offered, encouraging consolidation of use and optimising both routes and vehicle utilisation. Thrive have seen peer-to-peer lift sharing as key to the unlocking of the untapped potential in community transport for villages not served by traditional transport modalities such as busses or trains.  The lack of public transport options can often be compounded by low availability and resultant high cost of taxi transport creating true transport deserts.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

PLATFORM DETAILS

The system includes scheme membership management, and full facilities for the maintenance and management of passengers, drivers, and vehicles. Journey booking can be through co-ordinators, contact centres, or the passenger themselves through a dedicated passenger booking portal. The Dial-a-Ride service is able to accommodate both fully demand driven services, and for semi-scheduled dynamically routed services.

Thrive has a full billing platform allowing journeys to be automatically charged to a registered credit or debit card though an integration with leading card payment processor Stripe.

Thrive have seen peer-to-peer lift sharing as key to the unlocking of the untapped potential in community transport for villages not served by traditional transport modalities such as busses or trains.  The lack of public transport options can often be compounded by low availability and resultant high cost of taxi transport creating true transport deserts.  TagAlong™ facilitates the linking up of drivers and lift sharers allowing passengers to request journeys, and drivers to offer space on journeys that they’re already taking.

We are very proud of our sustainable credentials and our partnerships to develop transport networks that truly make a difference.