TravelSpirit appoints new CTO, sparking transatlantic relations

We’re proud to announce the arrival of our new CTO, Jeremy Dalton. Jeremy is the principal and founder of Method City Planning, a Portland-based consultancy that supports the planning and implementation of multi­modal transportation projects and initiatives in the United States. He hits the ground-running, having been working, as a TravelSpirit Project Board member over […]

Lyft helps educate major U.S. cities about the end of the road of private car ownership – by 2025

“America is running a failing transportation business”, says John Zimmer, co-founder of Lyft. While Mobility as a Service is already buzzing around Europe and the UK, other countries are beginning to ‘wake-up and smell the coffee’. With a call to action for U.S. cities to think differently about the opportunities ahead for how their cities […]

Chair of TravelSpirit engages the global open source community

Our Chair, and Senior Innovation Officer @TfGM, Si Ho, has addressed to the opensource.com community in an article on open source.com. The opensource.com community has a keen interest in  creating, adopting, and sharing open source solutions and learning about how the open source way is improving technologies, education, business, government, health, law, entertainment and humanitarian efforts. Supported by Red […]

TravelSpirit Affiliates Trailblaze on the Smart City

…by open-sourcing the what3words addresses of all of Greater Manchester’s ‘Talkative’ Bus Stops ! TravelSpirit Partners BT, Republic of Things and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) are starting to motor on their ‘Use Case’ development phase for Manchester’s smart cities demonstrator. The CityVerve project is set to redefine the “smart” in “smart city” – by […]

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) hits the UK press

Today two notable UK publications released articles about Mobility as a Service. Local Transport Today has led with a story on “Mobility as a Service: don’t fragment the marketplace”, which features our partner, Carplus passionately advocating the approach taken to date by the rapidly growing TravelSpirit community. Click here for a snippet of the article, […]

Ford announce their ambitions to enter the MaaS market by 2021

Ford has said it will mass-produce a fully autonomous self-driving car, without a steering wheel by 2021, for an ‘Uber-like’ ride-sharing service. The announcement, described as “transformational” by the company’s president, Mark Fields, signalled an era when Ford sees itself, particularly in cities, as a company that provides an ad-hoc service rather than focusing solely […]

Center for Automotive Research Sheds New Light on MaaS

Emerging trends in mobility technology, such as the rise of ridehailing and carsharing services, have led many industry analysts to offer their views on how these trends will affect the automotive industry in the United States. The reports stemming from these efforts have resulted in highly conflicting visions of the future, ranging from a dramatic […]

TravelSpirit Runway, Launched!

Thank you all for your amazing support at our Manchester (UK) launch day on 28th June, where over 80 of us had from the feedback received to date, a most excellent time. In particular, thank you for our international speakers, Sampo Hietanen and Gabriel Plassat, who in addition to representing on-going Finnish and French connections, […]

TfGM launch new ‘2040’ strategy to support MaaS

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have launched their visionary new ‘2040’ strategy – one that looks forward to the future with a completely open mind, and one that will see the end to silo’d thinking around individual ‘transport modes’, and will bring about the neccesary integration between traditional ‘private’ (planes, cars, taxi’s, bikes) and ‘public’ […]