Luxembourg is expected to launch a car-pooling application in April
Luxembourg is expected to launch a national and cross-border car-pooling application in April, in a bid to promote alternative transport methods.
Responding to a parliamentary question, transport minister François Bausch said 11 companies had tendered for the project to create an app.
The number was whittled down, and in July 2017 the contract was awarded to a French firm which is part of rail operations group SNCF.
The app, called “Copilote”, will be tested in February with several Luxembourg companies, Bausch said. Bausch was responding to a parliamentary question from MP Max Hahn.
He cited Bausch as saying in parliament that the application would be similar to that used by ride-sharing platform Uber.
Luxembourg was ranked the twentieth most congested Small-European city in the last Tom Tom index. Meanwhile, during peak hours, cross-border traffic on roads leading to the greater region continues to grow.
Last year, the government inaugurated two new train stations: in Howald and Pfaffenthal-Gare, a funicular and the first phase of the tram in Kirchberg, in a bid to reduce congestion.
Further projects will focus on the creation of transport hubs on the outskirts of the capital in conjunction with more P+R car parks, increasing capacity on the rail network and creating co-working spaces in border regions.