Go-Hi MaaS app wins Shared Mobility Award at CiTTi Awards 2023

CiTTi Awards 2023 Go-Hi HITRANS Mobilleo#

We are thrilled to announce that our Go-Hi app, a pioneering Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solution, has received The Shared Mobility Award at the prestigious CiTTi Awards held on 21st November 2023 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. This award underscores our commitment to revolutionising access to shared mobility in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

The CiTTi Awards, now in their second year, celebrate innovative solutions that facilitate clean, safe, and efficient urban transportation in the UK. Go-Hi stood out among a distinguished group of finalists, including local government bodies and technology companies, for its exceptional contribution to sustainable transport development.

The judges commented: “In a landscape of fragmented and sparse public transport services, building this platform will have been very helpful to the travelling public. Go-Hi is a very ambitious project – the sheer geographical size and scope of the scheme is hugely impressive, and they seem to have overcome the most significant challenges.”

The Go-Hi app has been garnering significant acclaim in the realm of innovative transport solutions. Recently, it was honoured with the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Award for Excellence in Innovation at the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) Highlands and Islands Business Excellence Awards. This recognition follows our earlier triumph in June as the Most Innovative Transport Project of the Year at the Scottish Transport Awards.

Since its launch, Go-Hi has seen over 3,000 unique downloads and registrations, reflecting its growing popularity and effectiveness in providing comprehensive travel solutions. The app’s success is not just in numbers but also in its contribution to societal goals. It supports government ambitions to reduce carbon emissions and promotes healthier lifestyles by facilitating sustainable travel choices.

The Go-Hi app will also play a crucial role in supporting the delivery of an ambitious mobility credits scheme in conjunction with the leading mobility charity, Motability. This scheme aims to provide funded access to mobility for individuals qualifying for Motability support, along with BetterPoints integration which plans to integrate behaviour change drivers within the functionality of the app.

The Highland Council is adopting the Go-Hi platform to offer alternative mobility options for their employees, streamlining travel processes and reducing administration. This adoption by a local authority underscores the practical utility and impact of Go-Hi in real-world scenarios.

Developed in partnership with FOD Mobility Group, Go-Hi integrates various transport options into a single platform, offering seamless journey planning, in-app ticketing, and a range of travel services. This award is a testament to our dedication to reducing carbon emissions and promoting healthier lifestyles through sustainable travel choices.

The Go-Hi app is an initiative of the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS), a key player in improving transport services and infrastructure in the north of Scotland. Covering areas including Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Orkney, Highland, Moray, and parts of Argyll and Bute, HITRANS collaborates with councils, the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland, and other stakeholders.

This broad coverage and collaboration are pivotal to Go-Hi’s success, making it a comprehensive solution for a diverse range of transportation needs in the region. Go-Hi’s broad geographic coverage and transport choice is due to the collaboration with our project partners, including Enterprise Car Club and Car Hire, Brompton Bike Hire, Stagecoach Bus, ScotRail, Loganair, Northlink Ferries, Moove Flexi (DRT), Inverness Taxis, Leeds Institute for Transport Studies, and Arcadis.

We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our users, partners, and the entire Go-Hi team for their unwavering support and commitment to innovation.