Opening a New Chapter for Passengers in Bulgaria

Product

Tripco – the future of public transport in Bulgaria.Our innovative model seamlessly connects passengers, Public Transport Operators (PTOs), and Public Transport Authorities (PTAs). With our comprehensive database and user-friendly apps, we’re redefining travel with ease, efficiency, and smart solutions.

Database

In the near future, our database, poised to become Bulgaria’s central hub for public transport data, will exemplify the strategic implementation of NeTEx and SIRI standards. This advancement aims to evolve our system into a unified, scalable, and efficient data hub, delivering:

 

  • Unified Data Integration: Seamlessly merging various transport modes into a cohesive network.
  • Collaborative Ecosystem: Facilitating shared growth among diverse stakeholders.
  • Scalable Solutions: Offering flexible adaptation and growth to meet evolving demands.
  • Quality and Compliance: Ensuring superior data quality with systematic validations.
  • Bulgarian Stop Register: Providing a detailed nationwide stop location directory.
  • Bulgarian PT Register: Centralizing schedule and fare information access.
  • System Integration: Incorporating existing operators for consistent real-time data flow, enhancing operational efficiency and reliability.
  • Advanced Analytics: Leveraging data for insights, optimizing efficiency and experience.

 

 

Passengers’ App

Envisioned to redefine the public transport experience, The Passenger App is meticulously designed to enhance both convenience and operational efficiency for every user in Bulgaria. By seamlessly integrating a suite of essential functionalities, it stands as a pivotal innovation in travel.

  • Streamlined Route Selection: Effortlessly choose the most suitable route from a variety of options.
  • Effortless Ticket Booking: Experience swift and secure ticket booking with advanced QR and wallet payment integrations.
  • Real-time Travel Insights: Stay updated with immediate notifications on arrivals, departures, and any changes.
  • Journey Feedback: A vital tool for passengers to share their travel experiences, fostering ongoing service enhancement.
  • Data Enhancement Feature:Assist in enhancing the accuracy and reliability of transit data.
  • Multimodal Journey Planning: Provides options across different transport modes for comprehensive travel planning.
  • QR Mobile Ticketing: Facilitates easy boarding with quick QR code
 

Operators’ App

Strategically developed for public transport operators, The Operators’ App is set to revolutionize the management of transport services, streamlining operations and facilitating a more efficient, effective journey management system for drivers and traffic controllers alike.

 

  • Rapid Ticket Validation: Reduces boarding times and minimizes fraud with fast checks.
 
  • Digital Ticketing: Promotes eco-friendly, app-based ticket sales for paperless transactions.
  • Real-Time Information Updates: Allows quick sharing of route or service changes to enhance passenger communication.
  • Simple Route Adjustments: Enables easy modifications to route data for operational flexibility.
  • Transit Data Integration: Facilitates on-the-go updates to transit data, keeping information current.
  • Ticket Sales & Management: Streamlines the ticketing process directly from the app.
  • Operational Management Features: Offers tools for adjusting seat availability, trip cancellations, and sending notifications
 

Mission

At Tripco, our mission is to revolutionize Bulgaria’s public transport ecosystem through cutting-edge technology and data-driven solutions. We are committed to transforming the way people travel, creating a seamless and sustainable experience that enhances accessibility, reliability, and user satisfaction. By empowering passengers, collaborating with transport operators, and fostering innovation, we aim to develop vibrant and interconnected communities.

Business Model

Our approach creates a unified platform where passengers enjoy improved services, businesses achieve operational excellence, and governments realize sustainable urban development. This synergy among passengers, transport operators, and government authorities is what drives Tripco’s mission to revolutionize the transportation landscape, fostering efficiency, innovation, and a cohesive network for all.

Key Features and Benefits

Seamless Mobility

Providing users with a seamless and integrated experience across different modes of transportation, enabling them to plan, book, and pay for their entire journey through a single platform.

Accessibility

Ensuring that transportation services are accessible to all individuals, including those with disabilities or limited mobility, by offering inclusive solutions and addressing any barriers to access.

Sustainability

Promoting sustainable modes of transportation, such as public transit, cycling, and walking, to reduce carbon emissions and environmental impact, thereby contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.

Efficiency

Optimizing transportation networks and reducing congestion by offering efficient route planning, real-time updates, and intelligent allocation of resources to enhance the overall efficiency of the transportation system.

Affordability

Making transportation services affordable and cost-effective for users, offering various pricing options, fare integration, and potential cost savings compared to owning and operating private vehicles.

User-Centric Experience

Placing the user at the center of the MaaS ecosystem, focusing on delivering personalized and tailored experiences, addressing user preferences, and continuously improving the overall quality of the transportation service.

About Tripco

Tripco is dedicated to creating a future for public transport in Bulgaria that is seamlessly integrated, technologically advanced, and sustainable. Our vision is to provide passengers with easy access to comprehensive information, efficient journey-planning tools, and convenient mobile ticketing options on a national scale. By leveraging innovative solutions and collaborating with stakeholders, we strive to transform public transport, enhance the travel experience, and contribute to the development of greener and more connected communities.

About the Founder

Meet Manuela Maneva, the visionary founder of Tripco. With a deep passion for transforming public transport through sustainable and state-of-the-art digital solutions, Manuela’s unwavering drive is inspired by her first-hand experience of the limitations in the current system. As an advocate for sustainable living and a woman in business, she leads Tripco to become one of Bulgaria’s most innovative startups. Through Tripco, Manuela is committed to reshaping the way people travel in Bulgaria and beyond, creating a more seamless and sustainable transport experience

Investors

At Tripco, we have ambitious plans for the future. Our immediate priority is to secure funding to bring Tripco to life and transform the public transport market in Bulgaria and other countries facing similar challenges. With strategic partnerships and investors who share our vision, we will allocate resources to further develop and refine the Tripco app. Our goal is to create a seamless, user-friendly platform that sets a new standard for public transport digital solutions. After a successful launch in Bulgaria, we aim to expand Tripco’s reach to other regions, making travel more efficient, convenient, and sustainable in other countries as well.

Contact us to learn more about the project and join us on this exciting journey towards a transformed public transport ecosystem.

Timeline

Our Journey So Far: 

 

  • 2018: The idea for Tripco was born from the challenge of planning a journey from Burgas to Ribaritsa, marking the start of a vision for easier travel planning.
  • During the Pandemic: The need for accessible travel information grew, emphasizing the importance of digitizing public transport information.
  • August 2022: The journey from idea to realization began for Tripco. Foundations were laid with valuable inputs from a diverse group of stakeholders, including drivers, cashiers, passengers, and Public Transport Operators (PTOs).
  • March 2023: Tripco began establishing international connections, aligning with the latest EU transport initiatives and standards.
  • April 2023: Consulted EC experts to assess Tripco’s data collection compliance with Directive 2010/40/EU and MMTIS Delegated Reg. (EU) 2017/1926, ensuring high standards in service quality and regulatory adherence.
  • May 2023: Tripco project was introduced at the Calypso Networks Association’s 8th Bucharest Smart Ticketing and Digital Services Forum, its first international presentation.
  • June 2023: Thanks to Stefan de Konink from Stitching OpenGeo, the first-ever NeTEx compliant data set for Bulgaria was established, representing a significant advancement in data standardization for public transport in the country.
  • July 2023: Key developments included finalizing the app’s design and launching the Tripco website.
  • November 2023:Thanks to international partners the Bulgarian Stop Register’s groundwork was laid, and system integration efforts began to set the baseline for generating comprehensive public transport timetables.
  • January 2024 : Tripco will engage in discussions with government representatives, exploring potential support and collaboration.
  • NOW 
  • February 2024 : Tripco will be presented at the Web Summit in Qatar, showcasing the vision to a global audience and attracting international interest.
  • Keep going: Until we achieve our mission and beyond.

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