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East Lothian gets new journey planning app

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SEStran, the regional travel partnership for South-East Scotland, has launched an app designed to make travel in the area easier.

Named GoSEStram, it has been developed by the partnership with East Lothian Council, Tactran – the regional partnership for the Tayside area – and technology provider Fuse Mobility.

The app has been built on the East Lothian’s physical Journal Hub infrastructure, which groups modes of transport including rail, bus, taxi, car club, community transport and e-bike hire, and Tactran’s Enable project, under which similar journey planning apps have been developed.

It makes it possible to plan a door-to-door journey around the region, showing the sustainable travel choices available and how long each one takes, the likely cost and predicted CO2 emissions.

Smart journey planning

Cllr Colin Davidson, chair of SEStran, said: “People are looking for smart ways of planning their journey in a way that doesn't impact the planet. We hope this app will come in handy as a one stop shop for all means of getting from A to B in the region.”

The project has been funded through Transport Scotland’s Mobility as a Service Investment Fund.

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