Tunnll recognised as next-generation local public transport provider by the Municipality of Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
One of the most successful EUH4D experiments from the first round, Tunnll, and the Municipality of Rožnov pod Radhoštěm have agreed to sign a Letter of Intent that outlines their plan to introduce an advanced local public transport service in the city. This plan will be accomplished through a series of preparatory steps, including creating and deploying a digital representation of the area, initiating Tunnll’s service using smaller vehicles for a limited user group, and eventually expanding the service to the general public in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm on a larger scale.
The Municipality of Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, like many other small towns in Europe, faces a common challenge: the inability to financially support comprehensive public transportation that adequately serves the entire urban area and offers convenient waiting times. This lack of public transportation contributes to the town’s increasing reliance on personal vehicles, significantly contributing to carbon dioxide emissions, air pollution, and traffic congestion. Inefficient bus usage further exacerbates the problem, limiting social mobility and access to essential urban amenities, such as job interviews, employment opportunities, schools, healthcare, and more, particularly impacting low-income residents. Consequently, people are compelled to leave small towns in favour of larger cities, intensifying the depopulation trend.
Tunnll has recently signed a letter of intent for the deployment of its service with the the Municipality of Rožnov pod Radhoštěm in Czech Republic.
Tunnll is a sustainable urban bus service initiative that addresses the lack of local public transport in small towns, typically with 5,000-25,000 residents. Their goal is to ensure long-term financial sustainability while providing convenience to residents who can order a bus through an app instead of waiting at a bus stop. Tunnll is a passionate international start-up dedicated to enhancing mobility options for small-town residents, aiming to improve their quality of life and prevent population decline by offering high-quality public transportation. In collaboration with the Municipality of Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, Tunnll has signed a Letter of Intent outlining plans to implement an advanced local transport service. This involves various preparatory steps, including creating and deploying a digital twin of the area, initially operating Tunnll’s service with smaller vehicles for a limited user group, and eventually expanding the service to the general public in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm.
Read also the blog: “Making your small town a better place to live“.