Since 1 June 2019, the Wmo transport, 'Taxibus', has been operating in The Hague under a new name: 'AV 070'. Striking and certainly innovative is the use of hydrogen for passenger cars, with which The Hague indicates that the environment is high on its agenda.
A new name for 'Additional Transport'
The new name was inspired by suggestions from residents of The Hague through a competition. The name is short and easy to remember and fits the city.
AV stands for Additional Transport. For those who are unable to travel by private or public transport due to a disability, and who cannot rely on family, friends or neighbors, there is AV 070. Approximately 15,000 people from The Hague use it every year. The majority of the new cars consist of electric passenger cars. The great thing about passenger cars is the low entry.
It is important that the residents of The Hague are put into their own power as much as possible so that they can participate as long as possible. One of the most important conditions for continuing to live independently is having transportation. If people are tied to a lot of things, the chance of isolation is high. For many people this form of transport is therefore an important facility.
Alderman Kavita Parbhudayal:
The Taxibus is a well-known concept in The Hague. However, this facility fits a new name. Because it is not a real taxi, but a facility where people are transported together and therefore picked up at different places. In The Hague, everyone must receive the care he or she needs. Together we ensure that everyone in The Hague can participate.