The Postbus Shuttle is an on-demand service provided by Postbus. As a on-demand form of mobility, Postbus Shuttle provides a nationwide mobility service as an addition to the existing public transport system.
Journeys can be booked in advance or at short notice via an app on your device or by telephone - intelligent software bundles the journey requests. This means that travelling in this way not only protects the environment, but also offers a viable alternative to the private car.
As an on-demand mobility solution, the Postbus Shuttle is flexible and can be scheduled for each region individually - as a comprehensive additional support to regular services in rural areas, to aid the transfer of goods or as an operator provider of the “first and last mile” at railway stations in combination with tourism operations - the ways in which it can be used are endless!
Postbus Shuttle - the ideal transport solution for your community
The Postbus Shuttle provides easy and convenient access to mobility throughout the region - the ideal solution for people who want to be on-the-go all the time. The system is aimed at people who do not have their own car or who do not want to or cannot always use it. Would you like to be able to offer residents in your community an individual, networked, digital and totally modern transport solution? Then contact us at email@example.com!
The advantages of microtransit for communities and the local population
Social inclusion: Microtransit enables you to get to doctor visits, club activities, leisure activities as well as granting access to the work and education market, even for people who are currently not able to drive.
Traffic: Microtransit reduces individual traffic as people are less reliant on private cars.
Short distances - accessibility: With tariff control, you can benefit from short distances as in your own town centre and, in doing so, can bring more life to the town centre.
Connection to public transport: Microtransit strengthens the existing public transport system and improves regional and trans-regional networks.
Our pilot operations
Testing in the tourist region of Lake Klopeiner See
On 1st August 2018, Postbus started pilot operation with this new technology in tourist region of Lake Klopeiner See in Carinthia that lasted 3 months. This consisted of two minibuses, each with places for eight passengers and also space for up to three bicycles. By offering a microtransit service, we are also addressing new target groups in tourism: People who cannot travel by car or holiday-makers, who have made the conscious decision to not travel by car on their holiday.
Testing in Austria’s largest market town of Lustenau
In November 2018, we started the second pilot operation with the Postbus Shuttle in Lustenau in Vorarlberg. For three months, all residents living in Austria’s largest market town were able to order the Postbus shuttle easily and conveniently using the app. This has closed a mobility gap for all those who cannot or do not want to travel by car themselves. The Postbus Shuttle stopped at 80 bus stops within the community in total - these ranged from schools to shops, doctor’s surgeries and heath centres.