New MaaS solution for business travel in Netherlands
A new nationwide Mobility as a Service app is giving employers in the Netherlands the chance to provide staff with a mobility budget for their commute, business and private journeys.
Called ‘Glimble’, the MaaS app is a partnership between public transport company Arriva Nederland, part of Arriva Group (a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn), and Moovit, the MaaS solutions specialist owned by Intel.
Expansion into Belgium and Germany
The companies plan to expand Glimble’s coverage into Belgium and parts of Germany to facilitate cross-border journeys.
The app gives travellers the option to plan, pay and travel with any public transport operator, shared transport or micromobility provider. Glimble calculates the best route for each journey, assessing options like bus, rail, tram, underground, ferry, taxi, Uber, carsharing, scooters, and bikes. Passengers can select routes via cost, time, fewest transfers and even CO2 footprint.
Phone payment options
The app includes mobile payment options and real-time arrival information, so travellers know exactly when their bus or train is due. It also has a Live Directions feature to provide step-by-step guidance for entire journeys. Users can even book, pay and unlock micromobility rides with bike and e-bike share operators such as Hopperpoint and Urbee.
Anne Hettinga, Managing Director of Arriva Nederland, said: “In line with our aim to become the leading mobility supplier, we created glimble by Arriva — an app that offers all mobility solutions and allows you to tailor them to your personal preferences.”
Moovit serves over 1 billion users in more than 3,400 cities across 112 countries, and the company’s co-founder and CEO, Nir Erez, said: “From our vast global experience, we know that making transport journeys more convenient, accessible and frictionless increases rider satisfaction and ultimately their loyal ridership.”
Join us for the third session of the Smart Mobility Institute (SMI), based around the theme of ‘Employee choice, car or mobility as a benefit’, on 16 September.