A new application allowing users to plan journeys across multiple modes of transport in the Latvian cities of Riga, Liepāja and Jelgava has been released. The TRAFI app allows users to enter addresses or select two points on a map of one of the cities, select a time when they want to leave and receive the optimum route. The app takes into account walking, cycling, and local public transport. Users can also specify which modes of transport they would prefer to take.
Additionally, the app displays information in real time about the location and expected arrival of public transport vehicles and the latest timetables as a reference for users. A traffic updates section is also included, where users can report traffic congestion, public transport delays and other important information. This allows the app to give clear information to users, based on the submissions of others.
TRAFI is also available for cities in Brazil, Estonia, Lithuania and Turkey. It is partially funded by the European Social Fund, the European Union’s main financial instrument that helps to implement strategic goals of the employment policy in the EU.