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The South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) is the statutory Regional Transport Partnership for the South East of Scotland. SEStran encompasses 8 local authorities: City of Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, East Lothian, Falkirk, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian.
Within the partnership area there is a huge diversity of transportation issues, from urban congestion to rural public transport and from ferry ports to airports. SEStran aims to address these issues and work towards a more sustainable and efficient transport network.
SEStran contributes to a varied range of transport projects and events as well as partnership working with various organisations.
Travel planning websites, satellite navigation and apps, such as Google Maps and Traveline, are now commonplace. People use them every day to make their commute, shopping trip or recreational journey planning easier. However, for those in the community with disabilities (seen and unseen), learning difficulties or degenerative conditions such as dementia they can be difficult to use or understand.
SEStran identified this need through the development and implementation of BustrackerSEStran and the Thistle Assistance Card. It plans to combine journey planning and disability awareness into one easy to use and versatile platform.
Further help and information
You can find information on how to enter this competition in the invitation to tender document, which is available for download on our secure site after registration.
Questions related to the particular requirements of this competition should be addressed directly to Keith Fisken, Business Partner, SEStran, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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