19 September 2017
Kate is Projects and Strategy Director at Livingston-based intelligent mobility experts Route Monkey, which is part of the Trakm8 Group. She joins the board of MaaS Scotland ahead of the organisation’s official launch today (19th September).
Kate said: “I am delighted to be joining the board of MaaS Scotland. This organisation brings together all the elements we need to create a thriving network to enable smart, efficient and sustainable mobility.”
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a revolutionary technology that brings together all available means of travel, along with transport providers and payment options. By collating travel options and payment into one single application, users gain instant access to all public transport, from trains and trams to buses and bikes. They can also benefit from the best special offers and lowest prices.
MaaS Scotland is a partnership between trade associations Technology Scotland and ScotlandIS. Its fast-growing membership includes well-known companies such as Arnold Clark, Nexus, and the Stagecoach Group, along with intelligent mobility specialists such as Route Monkey, Urban Foresight, and Viaqqio, which is part of the ESP Group.
MaaS Scotland’s goal is to deliver new and alternative ways for people in Scotland to travel, whether they’re based in big cities or rural areas. By working with a wide range of companies and organisations, it can integrate various forms of transport into one single mobility service.
Dr George Hazel, Programme Manager for MaaS Scotland, said: “Route Monkey has been working on some leading-edge MaaS projects for some years, both within Scotland and across Europe.
“Kate Armitage has led on many of these projects, so she has valuable experience to bring to our board, as we seek to establish Scotland as a world-class centre for sustainable mobility.”
The official launch of MaaS Scotland takes place today at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. For further details on future events, or to join MaaS Scotland, visit www.maas-scotland.com.