Current and Future SOCIETAL Transformative Transport Projects
1. Connective and holistic infrastructure design – SOCIETAL has been asked to propose a methodology to DfT to support the funding review pertaining to new ways of designing and operating infrastructure.
2. Rural transport – a synergistic approach to deliver connected and aligned services based around a non-silo approach to contract and procurement management.
3. Cycle hire – discussions underway to realise the introduction of an innovation partner to offer transformational cycle travel across Northamptonshire.
4. Demand responsive transport – SOCIETAL will operate a demand responsive transport trial utilizing excess capacity within community transport operators to merge partner logistics operations and commuters onto existing infrastructure.
5. Transport Hubs – development of multi-modal transport hubs for locations East, West, and North of Northampton.
6. Ride-sharing solutions- innovative trialling and assessment (apps, methodologies) working with FAXI- a ride-share solution provider-to align new tech developers with real-life challenges, resulting in platform-agnostic solutions which fully utilise the possibilities of advanced technology and Big Data.
7. Collective, coordinated travel planning– a collective approach to public / private sector travel planning, breaking a legacy ‘silo approach’ and offering transport provision procurement using Big Data analysis.
8. Advanced vehicle technologies – A study of applications for advanced vehicle technologies, including electric vehicles and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), vehicle charging and associated infrastructure.