Tech4all has sponsored this research in order to investigate whether modern technology could create a radical improvement in the availability of high-quality transport services for disadvantaged groups, at low or zero incremental cost to the taxpayer, and in a way which fosters integration of disadvantaged and better-off users.

The broad aims of the study are:

Work to date has been conducted through desktop feasibility studies, although informed where possible by real world knowledge of transport economics and transport systems. The study is primarily focussed on the needs of urban travellers, although may well have relevance for rural travel markets.  

The work is reported through three staged documents, relating to the numbered points above

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