Transport pioneers join city workplace travel scheme

Nov 25, 2014

The Transport Systems Catapult, whose headquarters are in Central Milton Keynes, is backing the Smartgo Milton Keynes, which is developing sustainable transport options for Milton Keynes employers and their staff.

The Smartgo programme, supported by Milton Keynes Council and Volkswagen,  provides local employers and their staff with a range of travel benefits and services to help make commuting and business travel cheaper, easier and more sustainable.

The programme’s membership package includes travel incentives and discounts, transport expertise and collaboration opportunities with other employers and transport providers.   

Transport Systems Catapult chief executive Steve Yianni said: “As a Milton Keynes-based organisation focused on the delivery of intelligent mobility solutions, we are looking forward to applying our global expertise to also help support local initiatives in this area.”

Smartgo Milton Keynes chairman Andrew Bannister said: “We are delighted to welcome The Transport Systems Catapult on board to help us to grow the Smartgo network in Milton Keynes. Their insight will be beneficial to the Steering Group and to members of the programme as it develops.”

Robin Pointon, managing director at Go Travel Solutions which runs the Smartgo scheme, added: “The Transport Systems Catapult brings a breadth of relevant knowledge and expertise to the group in terms of people movement, journey assistance and other such areas.

“We are confident that their influence on the Milton Keynes model will also benefit and inform our other Smartgo networks in the UK and our wider sustainable transport consultancy work.”

Mr Pointon (left) and Mr Bannister are pictured with Transport Systems Catapult director Neil Fulton (centre). 

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