Public transport app and website provider Passenger has been recognised at this year’s Tech South West Awards, being named a winner in the ‘Dorset Cluster’ category.
The Cluster Awards have been developed by Tech South West to celebrate great tech initiatives and organisations across the South West in particular local tech cluster areas. Passenger said the win is testament to its exceptional growth as a Dorset business since first launching in 2015. The company was born from CEO Tom Quay’s vision to make public transport a first-choice option for anyone travelling in the UK. Today, the company works with 84 bus operators – equating to 24% of the UK market – and its technology solutions connect 7,448 buses across the UK.
Tom said: “We’re proud to have been recognised for our work as part of Dorset’s flourishing tech community, bringing innovative technology solutions to public transport operators across the country. Our growth is testament to how much of a difference our products have made to date for both transport operators and their customers. Collaboration is crucial in changing outdated perceptions of public transport. We are incredibly lucky to work with so many hard-working operators and our success today is shared with each and every one of them.”
Among the operators it works with, Passenger cited the Go-Ahead Group as a notable collaboration, working with the Group’s portfolio of operators to offer customers streamlined ticket purchase options and real-time journey information.