Since 1 June 2019, the Wmo transport, 'Taxibus', has been running in The Hague under a new name: 'AV 070'. Striking and certainly innovative is the use of hydrogen for passenger cars, indicating that the environment is high on its agenda in The Hague.
A new name for 'Complementary 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 suits the city.
AV stands for Supplementary Transport. Because for those who cannot travel by private or public transport due to a disability, and cannot rely on family, friends or neighbors, there is AV 070. Annually about 15.000 residents of The Hague use it. Most of the new cars are electric passenger cars. The great thing about the passenger cars is the low entry.
It is important that the resident of The Hague be empowered 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 transport. When people are often tied to their home, the likelihood of isolation is high. For many people, this form of transport is therefore an important facility.
Councilor 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 are therefore picked up at different places. In The Hague, everyone should receive the care they need. Together we ensure that everyone in The Hague can participate.