We are absolutely delighted to announce we were recently awarded a contract by the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SESTran) as part of their Thistle Assistance programme to create a platform to assist and encourage those with disabilities to access public transport.
The SESTran contract is the single largest contract Sentireal have won to date and is a great indication of both the ambition of the company but also Sentireal's ability to compete head on with larger organisations across the UK and win.
The Thistle Assistance is a key component of transport strategy in Scotland and delivers on the Scottish Governments ambition to have an inclusive and accessible transport system. People rely on public transport to access jobs, services, facilities, family, and friends. While many of the barriers identified by disabled people and non-disabled people in undertaking journeys are the same, the impact can be different.
Councillor Gordon Edgar, Chair SEStran says: “If we want people to make different travel choices, we must think more clearly about their whole journey, how each part of it connects, and how we can better integrate those parts. This applies to all citizens but is perhaps even more relevant to those members of our communities that have a disability.”
Tom Houston CEO of Sentireal says: “Sentireal are absolutely delighted to be awarded the contract to deliver Thistle Assistance VoyagAR. Being part of the solution to help the most vulnerable in our community gain independence in travel is both a professional and personal win. We look forward to working with the team at SEStran to deliver a world class application. Financially this is a significant contract and further validation of our investment in local talent in software development, web development, content creation, and Artificial Intelligence. VoyagAR will be the first wayfinding application to consider the individual needs of the user and create a journey most suitable to their circumstances. We will be reaching out to charities and community groups to gain input and guidance as we move forward with development.”