While the test phase of the “Tec on demand” service funded by the Walloon Region was due to end at the end of December 2022 in Louvain-la-Neuve, the service will be extended. It will remain in place until the end of December 2024 and will be financed by the municipalities concerned, the province of Walloon Brabant, the inBW intermunicipal company, UCLouvain and Wallonia.
For managers, this Tec on-demand service launched as part of the Navajo pilot project in February 2021 has demonstrated its complementarity with regular Tec lines, as well as its usefulness for the inhabitants of the municipalities served. With a view to continuity of service, Tec and the city of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve have therefore agreed to extend the initiative until the end of December 2024.
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“An extension that will allow us to learn more about on-demand transport and adapt it to make it even more efficient,” said Tec in a press release.
From January 1, 2023, the service hours will be adapted: the “Tec on demand” will run Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Louvain-la-Neuve, in its business parks , in the center of Ottignies as well as in part of the territories of the communes of Chaumont-Gistoux, Court-Saint-Etienne, Mont-Saint-Guibert, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve and Wavre.