Young folk in Dundee can get £20 free travel every month – here’s how

Young folk in Dundee and North East Fife are being sought to take part in a trial for an innovative new travel app.

Dundonians and Fifers aged 16 and 25 are needed for the project and will be rewarded with £20 a month in travel costs, via the new NaviGoGo app and Young Scot.

The new app is only being piloted in the local area. It it proves successful it could be rolled out across Scotland.

NaviGoGo, which was “co-designed by young people for young people”, allows the user to directly book trains and taxis and provides information such as the fare and change required for buses and availability of car clubs.

The app also boasts other handy features such as the taxi fare splitting calculator, destination and transport reviews, the deal matcher and a link to Young Scot Rewards.

Healthy options including cycling and walking are also included in journey planning.

If selected for the six-month trial, £20 per month will be provided for free into your NaviGoGo  account with the option to top-up with your own money as well.

The first group of young people who live in Dundee and north east Fife started trialling the service yesterday and a further 80 are being sought to use the service from December.

Steve Cassidy, Director of ESP Group behind the app, said: “We have worked intensively over six months with 16-25-year-olds to co-design NaviGoGo.

“The resounding message we got from these young people was that there is no one-stop-shop for the traveller tailored to their own needs and circumstances.”

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot added: “It’s brilliant to see the experiences of young people being fully embedded in the design and development of NaviGoGo throughout the whole process. We’re excited to hear what your people think about NaviGoGo and for the future for the project.”

NaviGoGo also integrates with Young Scot Rewards to provide rewards points to young people choosing active and public transport travel options for different legs of their journey. Reward points can then be exchanged for exciting Rewards including experiences, kit and other opportunities.

Young people aged 16-25 who live in Dundee or North Fife can register their interest for the second wave of the trial by going to www.young.scot/navigogo.

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