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- : 12/05/2021 09:00
Christchurch, New Zealand. Arvida Group selects transport technology provider Liftango as a strategic partner to deliver innovative On-Demand Transport services as part of their new services to people living in their own homes.
The bespoke transport solution will provide personalised and On-Demand Transport for Arvida Good Friends members under the brand name Good Friends Go. Members will include Arvida residents across eight villages in Christchurch as well as people who live independently in the community.
Members can access the service via a smartphone App or request a booking by phone. The service consists of a unique membership functionality developed by Liftango. This allows members of Arvida Good Friends to book individual rides on-demand and pay as they go, or access unlimited rides for a monthly subscription.
“We saw this opportunity to expand our demand-responsive transport offering as it aligned with the needs of key members of society that require better access to transport,” says Trystan Eeles, COO and Co-Founder of Liftango.
Good Friends Go services eight Arvida facilities and is available now in Riccarton, Addington, Sydenham, Cashmere and Christchurch City.
“Adding Liftango’s On-Demand Transport solution provides our members with more choice in how they plan their days. Good Friends Go membership means independence to stay active and socially connected – and to easily access our new community Living Well Centre,” says Rachel Hopkins, Head of Living Well Communities at Arvida Group.
Passengers can specify pick up and drop off locations and have full visibility of their vehicle location via the Good Friends Go smartphone App. For individuals who do not wish to use a smartphone, bookings can be made by speaking to a trained operator within a dedicated Call Centre.
For older Cantabrians, On-Demand Transport provides the security of knowing they can stay connected by accessing a reliable mode of transport with trained drivers when they need it.
To access the Good Friends Go On-Demand Transport service Good Friends members can visit https://www.goodfriendsgo.co.nz/. For more information, please call 0800 20 41 20.
About Arvida Group
Arvida Group Limited is one of the largest operators of aged care and retirement villages in New Zealand and is listed on the Main Board (NZSX) of the NZX with the ticker symbol ‘ARV’. It is a constituent member of the S&P/NZX 50 Index.
About Arvida Good Friends
Stay in the home you know and love with a bit of help from Arvida Good Friends – private home help, transport and activities at our community centre. Arvida Good Friends Help at Home and Care at Home plans make it easy to access friendly, trained helpers who support you to keep living the independent life you love. Good Friends Go is an On-Demand Transport service available exclusively to Arvida Good Friends members.
We help cities, communities and organisations reduce congestion and combat climate change by providing equitable access to shared transport through a carpool and On-Demand transport technology platform. This technology makes best use of vehicle capacity whilst giving passengers the freedom to travel the way they want to.
Together, we help:
- Cities evolve into Smart Cities
- Transit Agencies to create better public bus systems
- Private Bus Operators to digitise their services to become more efficient
- Corporates to create sustainable and scalable mobility solutions for their staff
- Property Developers to design sites around future mobility solutions instead of using space for parking
We believe access to transportation is a fundamental right for people in modern society and through our technology, we provide convenient, efficient and sustainable transportation for the people that need it the most.
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- : 25/11/2020
Savvy Aucklanders will be able to score $1 rides on New Zealand’s newest on-demand service, MyMobigo, ahead of the service officially launching on 30 November.
MyMobigo offers commuters in East Auckland a regular on-demand service to and from the Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal, ensuring a smooth connection to ferry services.
Greg Pollock, Transdev’s Managing Director for New Zealand, said the new app-based service would provide a quick, convenient and friendly option for people to connect to ferry services 7 days per week.
“We are excited to be bringing this new on-demand service to Auckland,” Mr Pollock said.
“MyMobigo combines state-of-the-art technology with a friendly and professional service, taking the hassle out of needing to find a park at the Ferry Terminal. Best of all, it is for less than the price of your morning coffee.
“The service is incredibly easy to use and puts the customer in control, with bookings, payments and real-time vehicle tracking available through the MyMobigo app.”
One dollar fares will be offered to customers signed up to the service to use in the first week of operation, with regular fares starting at $4.50 for adults and $3.50 for concession card holders and children. The service is being delivered by Howick and Eastern, a subsidiary of Transdev, in partnership with on-demand shared transport provider Liftango.
Sheryll Otway, General Manager for Howick and Eastern, said MyMobigo’s fleet of luxury vans provided a connection for customers to and from the Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal.
“Our drivers have a comprehensive knowledge of the local area and will do whatever they can to provide customers with a seamless experience,” Ms Otway said.
“Customers can expect a comfy and hassle-free ride, with MyMobigo’s fleet comprising of new, modern and luxurious vehicles, equipped with USB charging and complimentary WIFI.”
Kevin Orr, CEO of Liftango, the company powering the next generation transport platform, said he was excited to be partnering with Transdev to bring new on-demand services to Auckland.
“Demand responsive transport is helping to reshape how public transport services are delivered, providing customers with the control over their journey right in the palm of their hand,” Mr Orr said.
Bookings can be 24/7 using the MyMobigo smartphone app. For more information visit www.mymobigo.co.nz.
At Transdev, we believe public transport plays an important part in how a city comes to life. Our day to day work influences our families, friends and future generations where they live, work and play. In Australasia, which covers Australia and New Zealand, we have 6,170 people who are passionate about operating our 2,010 vehicles and vessels which deliver more than 160 million customer journeys each year.
Greg Pollock is the Managing Director of New Zealand for Transdev Australasia.
About Howick & Eastern:
Howick & Eastern Buses is an urban bus operator in Auckland, with a fleet of 145 buses and runs 23 routes under contract to Auckland Transport. Throughout its long history the company has remained a leader in customer-centric innovation, introducing New Zealand’s first motorized bus in 1906.
Howick & Eastern joined the Transdev family in August 2019.
At Liftango, we believe access to transportation is a fundamental right for people in modern society. By creating better access to personalised transport through a single technology platform we enable organisations to manage and optimise vehicle movements in a more sustainable way. The result is a climate-positive, convenient & affordable demand-responsive transport system that provides better coverage and caters for all members of society. For more information visit liftango.com.
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