DigiGo, Essex County Council’s on-demand shared public transport service, has extended its participation in the Government’s Bus Fare Cap Grant until June 30.
This means that all single DigiGo tickets will remain capped at just £2 until this date, across the county.
DigiGo is a shared public transport service which offers on-demand or pre-bookable travel in parts of Essex. There is no fixed route or timetable, which puts customers in control of their journeys.
DigiGo operates seven days a week, from 7am until 10pm everyday (excluding bank holidays), with passengers being able to book their £2 DigiGo journeys via the TravelEssex app.
Vehicles can be tracked in real time prior to and during the journey and can be booked to travel on-demand or up to seven days in advance.
DigiGo is a pilot that has been funded by the Department for Transport’s Rural Mobility Fund, part of which included trialling electric minibuses. The electric minibuses are being regularly reviewed to analyse how they are performing.
Buses might look a little different whilst the regular electric fleet is undergoing reviews, however, the DigiGo logo will be on the temporary vehicles to help residents spot them out and about.