Demand Response Transport (DRT), historically largely confined to delivering ‘social’ services – is shifting before our eyes. Today, DRT plays an important role in the delivery of commercial services, while continuing to support the provision of mobility for those with mobility challenges.
However, the DRT sector is facing disruption from new service providers. DRT will play a vital role in this new world, providing first and last-mile services to connect passengers with interchanges, thereby promoting sensible travel choices, while managing congestion, air quality and global emissions.
In the future, DRT will be a central part of personalised mobility. Dynamic services will be delivered in real-time, supporting healthy lifestyle choices, accounting for external factors such as weather, and of course, balancing cost versus convenience on an individual level. For passengers, ordering a vehicle will be as simple, convenient – and, crucially, personalised – as ordering a pizza today.
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