Italy is Arriva’s second market to launch its Glimble technology, following initial development and roll-out in the Netherlands. The Arriva-owned innovation enables search, plan, book and pay facilities with any mode of public transport, shared transport or micro-mobility provider. Arriva Group is in the process of being sold by Deutsche Bahn to an investment company.
The launch in Trieste aims to increase the use of sustainable mobility choices in the Italian city. In Italy, Arriva is one of the leading operators of buses, with a fleet of over 2,500 vehicles.
Arriva launches Glimble (developed with Moovit) in Trieste
Developed in partnership with Moovit, Glimble “is designed with pan-European potential to enable more accessible and sustainable choices, changing the way that people travel, especially in cities”, Arriva says.
Trieste will be the first city in Italy to be served by Glimble, with wider roll-out to other cities also being considered for the future.
Sian Leydon, Arriva Group Managing Director for Mainland Europe, said: “In a world where everyone is constantly on the move and connection and accessibility is essential, we need to be adaptable and nimble to passenger needs, while also encouraging more sustainable choices. Our Glimble brand started its Arriva journey in the Netherlands, but we always knew it had scalability and pan-European potential, so the launch in Italy is a very exciting development for us as a leading European mobility provider. We will continue to explore other opportunities in MaaS where Data laws allow us to do so.”
Angelo Costa, Managing Director of Arriva in Italy, added: “A platform like Glimble is essential to encourage the use of local public transport, with all its positive effects in terms of sustainability and modal shift away from cars. We want to encourage people to view buses, bikes and other modes of transport as a single network rather than separate services”.