regiomove booking and payment platform

New mobility concepts and the integration of intermodal transport services into one single platform are modern ways to reduce car traffic. Karlsruhe is already well on its way with its lighthouse project regiomove, connecting  several mobility services in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion.

In December 2017, several project partners launched regiomove under the umbrella of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (see photo). Since November 2020, the app is available in the App Store and Google Play Store. The project aims to propel mobility in the whole Mittlerer Oberrhein (Middle Upper Rhine Valley) region in Germany by integrating as many mobility services as possible into a single planning and booking platform.

The innovative mobility concept regiomove is a lighthouse project that is visible far beyond our region. Public transit concepts made in this region are being in demand all around the world. With regiomove, we connect mobility providers in our region and improve the infrastructure. Resulting impulses and marketable products should attract worldwide attention.

Dr. Frank Mentrup

Lord Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe

The regiomove mobility platform combines several modes of transport, ranging from bike and car rentals to buses and trams, allowing passengers to plan their intermodal journey using the regiomove app. They only have to register once, and they can then see all the intermodal travel options, book them with just a few clicks and only have to pay one invoice at the end of the month. The corresponding booking and payment platform has been developed by INIT. This platform not only has interfaces to all transport service providers, but also ensures that users receive the appropriate ticket or access code at the right stage of their journey.

In order to facilitate the switch from one mode of transport to another, several mobility hubs, called ports, are being built in the Karlsruhe region. Here, passengers can conveniently combine journeys by tram, bus, rental car or bicycle. In addition, service components are being installed, such as information terminals, e-charging stations or bicycle service stations. The integration of other forms of transport such as taxis and e-scooters is already in the planning stages.

Regiomove is not simply a public transport project, it is a complete mobility project. The app suggests possible routes using a combination of public transport and active travel options such as rental bicycles instead of using a private car (with the associated CO² emissions). It aims to encourage users to switch to other modes of transport. With each enquiry, the current traffic situation is taken into account - for all modes of transport. For example, if there is congestion on the motorway, the app recommends taking the tram instead.

Scope of the project

11

project partners

4

transport modes

2137.33

km² (area of the region)

Project at a glance

  • Passengers can plan, book and pay for their intermodal journey on one platform
  • Sustainable mobility is promoted across the whole region
  • A win-win solution for all mobility providers

Contact

Andrea Mohr-Braun

Marketing Director

INIT GmbH

Germany