Regional Mobility

WDW NOW, Demand-Responsive Transport service in Rhineland-Palatinate

Padam Mobility has implemented a Demand-Responsive Transport solution combining efficiency and flexibility to meet the needs of modernising and digitalising the DRT offer in the territory of Ahrweiler, in Rhineland-Palatinate, a rural state in the south-west of Germany, located between Frankfurt and Bonn. Since September 2020, this area has been served by the Wohin-Du-Willst NOW DRT network. The extension of the service to other territories is alreadỳ planned, which will contribute tò making the network one of the largest rural DRT services in Germany.

Wohin-Du-Willst NOW Demand-Responsive Transport services are accessible trough a mobile application, by phone or via a dedicated booking website. They are integrated within a trip planner that includes all other public transport services in the area.

With Wohin-Du-Willst NOW, DB Regio works with several subcontracted taxis that provide off-peak transport with a fleet of up to 130 vehicles. In addition to the user application, Padam Mobility provides taxi drivers with a driver application.

Wohin du Willst Now

One of the most compelling aspects of the service is its inclusiveness, as it addresses the needs of different population groups, especially those who do not have easy access to mobility options, such as people with reduced mobility. The service allows them to indicate at the time of their booking whether a wheelchair space is required. In addition, the booking options cover all age groups: young people are used to making bookings via the app, while older people prefer to speak to a “real person.

Valérie Pecresse TAD IDFM
Gerd Overbeck
Head of new mobility services at Hacon