Mobility as a Service:
A book commissioned by the Institution of Engineering and Technology: theiet.org
Edited by Beate Kubitz and James Gleave
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Mobility as a Service (#Maas ): until 10 January 2022, the 13 metropolitan cities identified following the publication of the Expression of Interest launched by the Department and the Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility can send project proposals. The complete news: (CLICK)
Skedgo : How we’ve made our solutions accessible to all
15% of the global population live with a disability, that’s about 3 in 20 people (source: WHO 2011), and rates are rising globally (source: JAMA Pediatrics 2019). “Disability” of course is a broad term. It could mean the person has different needs in regards to mobility, cognition, hearing, vision and/or other areas. (CLICK)
Alsa launches Mobi4U – its Mobility as a Service app
Alsa, the leading mobility company, has launched Mobi4U, an app based on MaaS (Mobility as a Service). It enables a single app to be used for journeys on all mobility services available in an area or city.
Initially, it provides information in real time of the services operated by Alsa in five areas: Asturias, Almería, Cantabria, and Vélez-Málaga, in Spain, and the city of Rabat, in Morocco. Alsa expects to gradually roll it out into other areas and cities, as well as adding services from other operators. (CLICK)
Citymapper PASS now includes Lime Scooters!
As London begins to open up again, we’ve been busy evolving Citymapper PASS to cover all transport modes available in London.
One simple subscription for all your transport…(MORE)
Cubic’s MaaS Point Man: Control of MaaS Apps by VC-Funded Start-Ups Coming to an End; Whim App Chief: Not So Fast
Andy Taylor, global strategy director for large fare systems supplier Cubic Transportation Systems said cities must take control of MaaS. MaaS Global CEO Sampo Hietanen responds that Cubic’s approach would not scale and would be bad for competition. (MORE)
Scotlands : MaaS Investment Fund Round 2 awards
The second round of funding for the MaaS Investment Fund (MIF) has now been awarded, with just under £1m secured by two major pilot projects.
The pilot projects aim to support Scotland’s green recovery, seeking to make public transport easier to use and encourage people away from single-occupancy car trips by providing digital access to travel information, so they can be better informed about different ways to plan, undertake and pay for journeys. (MORE)
MaaS Global CEO: Transit Agencies Should Not Control MaaS Platforms
Sampo Hietanen, founder and CEO of Finland-based MaaS Global, agrees with most other industry experts that public transit should form the “core” of the mobility services on offer in any MaaS app or platform. But he contends that it would be a mistake for the agency itself to control the platform. (MORE)
Trafi takes to the streets of Bogotá, Colombia
Almost 8 million people live in Bogotá’s winding streets and densely packed neighborhoods. The size and sprawl of the city contribute to serious traffic jams and hefty pollution, leading to Bogotá’s unfortunate claim to fame as one of the most congested cities in the world. (MORE)
Can Pittsburgh Make ‘Mobility as a Service’ Succeed?
By David Zipper
The city’s Move PGH pilot, modeled on a concept pioneered in Finland, promises seamless integration of transportation modes — a buzzy idea that hasn’t yet caught on. (MORE)