RAA launches transport app in South Australia


The Royal Automobile Association of South Australia (RAA), member of the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) and one of Australia’s oldest motoring clubs, has recently created a free app to help road users find the fastest, cheapest or most environmentally friendly way to arrive at their destination.

The first locally developed app of its kind in South Australia, RAA Go brings together various transport options into one app and uses personal transport preferences to help users discover their travel options and plan their journey.

The one-stop transport shop also provides up-to-the minute information on traffic congestion and incidents, real-time-fuel prices, parking options, navigation, helpful alerts and more.

RAA CEO Nick Reade said the app was developed as the go-to information source for commuters to get around South Australia.

“We’re seeing a growing appetite towards shared, on demand and zero emissions transport options, particularly with younger South Australians,’’ he said.

“We’ve developed RAA Go to provide a one-stop app to understand all your transport options.

“It’s hoped the app will also help ease traffic congestion and disruption on our roads, as well as the pressure of transport costs on household budgets.”

A recent RAA survey of more than 1300 commuters revealed those aged under 30 regularly combine multiple transport modes and are most likely to combine rideshares or e-scooter share schemes with public transport.

The survey also showed 82% of under 30-year-old public transport users indicated that they would use an app that allowed them to “discover, plan and pay for public transport journeys via the app”, compared to 62% of over 30s.

“Whatever your journey, from the regular trip to work, university or a shopping centre to a night out at a sporting or music venue or a house party, RAA Go can provide a variety of transport options you can chose based on cost, time and carbon footprint,’’ Mr Reade said.

Developed in partnership with South Australian specialist industrial services provider SAGE Group, Mr Reade said the RAA Go app is the latest example of the state’s largest membership organisation’s investment in innovation to help not just members, but all South Australians.

“RAA’s longstanding history is all about helping people get from A to B,’’ Mr Reade said.

“This app represents an extension of that history and a look into the future of transport and mobility in the state.’’

With ongoing development, RAA hopes to also provide users with the ability to book and pay for different types of transport – including the ability to buy digital public transport tickets – through RAA Go.

For more information or to download RAA Go, visit raa.com.au/RAA-Go.

About RAA
Member of the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), RAA was founded in 1903 by 15 motoring enthusiasts, and it now provides an extensive range of services to more than 750,000 members.