TraPar: A Three-Part Introduction Part 3
Introducing TraPar Pt. 3: The Final Part
Given the challenges of transport, the role of local operators, and the issues they face, our vision at TraPar is one of efficient transport networks. For us this means comfortable travel that is convenient, cost-effective, and sustainable. It also means re-defining quality travel towards enabling fantastic travel experiences, for both operators and passengers. We believe achieving this requires a multi-faceted approach with a mind to empower both operators and passengers, and to enable collaboration between them. As explored in part 2 of our introduction a key element of this involves providing operators with affordable access to comprehensive transport management. This is a vital starting point - operators need tools to adapt their work processes to the scale of their goals.
To this end TraPar transport manager was developed with a mind to providing these tools. It is a booking and transport management system that aims to provide comprehensive access to easy booking and efficient vehicle and driver management. Our fundamental premise for TraPar transport management is this; if transport operators are to better serve their local networks they need to consistently deliver a seamless experience transport from the moment a customer makes an enquiry. Additionally this has to be done regardless of operator size or customer volume.
Delivering this seamless service using the TraPar manager will mean access to a host of innovative new features and functionality, within the platforms constant development. The question of how best to deliver for customer is constantly evolving , subject to both micro elements of local networks and macro elements such as the current (at the time of writing) COVID-19 Pandemic. The answers must also be constantly improving. Each new features being developed is, and will be, the end result of our collaboration with local operators towards these answers. And as always our compass will be defined by a vision of reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable travel networks.
Another facet to realizing this vision for efficient travel networks is to better integrate empowered operators into local networks. This means making operators more visible and accessible within their local community networks. This is independent of how the term ‘local’ is defined (i.e. local city operator vs nationwide operator). Customer awareness of the range of quality transport service providers for a given mode of transport will encourage their demand. So also will their ability to organize and access seamless travel across multiple modes of transport. These will be the final element towards our vision for efficient travel networks.
According to the UK department of transport there are an estimated 800 billion passenger Kilometre travelled in the UK, or an average 986 trips per person across public and private travel. Crucially these included 891 private transport trips, 600 of which were carried out using a car. Our focus is on these 600 trips. Doubtless the car will always be an integral part of our lives, both owned and as a private transport service. Newer models are also constant being improved towards increased efficiency. As we said in part one of our introduction, solving the challenges of transport will require many approaches by many areas of society. At TraPar this means also increasing the importance (through awareness and access) of other transport modes as provided by local operators. It also means enabling collaboration between operators and passenger across all distances down to the very last mile.