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Carpooling Pilot

Brakar has entered into an agreement with the Danish company Nabogo to utilize app technology that enables individuals who need transportation and those who are driving to find each other and ride together. As part of the pilot program, Brakar has selected employees at Drammen Hospital, with the hope that this initiative will encourage more employees to carpool to and from work.

Testing before the new hospital opens

In a few years, employees at Drammen Hospital and a significant portion of the staff at Blakstad Hospital will relocate their workplaces to Brakerøya. The purpose of this project is to test carpooling at Drammen Hospital before the new hospital opens in 2025, so that Brakar and Vestre Viken HF can jointly plan for a well-functioning mobility service to and from the hospital.

Free to use with Brakar season ticket

A bus service that serves the hospital with departures every 7.5 minutes is currently being planned. The idea is to allow passengers who already have a season ticket with Brakar to use the carpooling service for free.

Integrating train tickets, city bikes, scooters, and carpooling services in a single app is one of Brakar’s goals. Preferably, this will be done with agreements and business models that make it easier for travelers to utilize these services together.

Collaboration with Nabogo

During the pilot project, Brakar will use the Nabogo app. Nabogo is a Danish company that has been collaborating with counties and public transport companies on carpooling since 2018. Their goal is to enhance public transportation through carpooling, especially in areas where mobility options are currently limited. Through their app, travelers can find drivers or passengers heading to and from the same location, facilitating shared rides. Drivers who participate will receive compensation based on the number of kilometers driven.

Previous carpooling tests

Brakar previously conducted carpooling tests in Modum, Krødsherad, and Sigdal during the summer of 2019. The experiences from those trials were positive. Several carpooling projects were being considered for further development, but unfortunately, the work on carpooling across the country had to be put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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