The buses are so popular that an extension to Saalfelden is planned

Two shuttles have been running through Leogang for over a year, taking over 600 people to their destination every month. The “Loigom Shuttle” pilot project – by “Loigom”, the people of Pinzgau mean the town of Leogang – was developed to improve access to public transport and, more generally, accessibility to eco-mobility, i.e. cooperation between environmentally friendly modes of transport. The new service will make the first and last mile more attractive for both residents and visitors/tourists. The micro-public transport service was based on results and planning tools and is so popular that the municipality is planning to expand it, reported the Salzburger Nachrichten on October 28.

Flexible and convenient

Two electric minibuses with eight seats have been on the road in Leogang since September 2022. They take people to doctor’s appointments, the cinema or the grocery store. At the time, the idea was to create a convenient and flexible way of getting around without a car, according to Provincial Councillor Stefan Schnöll. Today, the service is used so often that the municipality would like to expand it.

Expansion in planning

As reported by the SN, funding has now been applied for so that the shuttle service to Saalfelden can be expanded. Following the example of Leogang, other municipalities are considering developing similar services.