Marche Region has a strategical geographic position and it can be reached in different ways, by plane, by bus or by ferry. Its capital city Ancona is considered a strategic starting point for tourists and residents to travel across Europe.
The lack of a single multimodal information system and the difficulty to display transport information, discourage users to start their travel from Ancona or using public transport (like train or bus) to reach the interchange HUBs.
Thanks to the STEP-UP project, Marche Region is overcoming the limits of previously web-based system, in fact it includes also other transport model (for example train and ferry) for a wider European connection.
Lead partner, Marche Region has developed a door to door multimodal travel planner platform in order to facilitate at first the access to the transport network and on the other side to attract more demand thanks to the inclusion of events and points of interest. It is important to offer easy and complete information for high-quality users’ experience avoiding the proliferation of web applications. Marche Region aims at reaching as many travellers as possible, thus the STEP-UP functionalities will be also accessible by a mobile app.
The E-planner – Never been so close is available through the following link: