Earlier in the summer, we canvassed the opinion of 106 people on which parts of the UK would benefit most from MaaS, and which types of organisation were most likely to succeed in providing MaaS in the future. These people who had a natural bias towards being already engaged in discussions on MaaS, and/or who were familiar with new technology as a whole. The short survey was designed to raise debate, and assess the opinion of the respondents,
Interestingly, they were quite evenly divided between the types of community would benefit most from MaaS, reflecting a diversity of opinions about what MaaS is and where it would improve transport options.
In order to raise the profile of MaaS in the UK, especially amongst people from outside the transport industry, TravelSpirit Foundation is actively engaged in promoting and advocating open Mobility as a Service developments, through social media work, publication of White Papers and organisation of events, including our 2nd Annual Conference on September 26th in London.
More about the report:
The survey was analysed by Jim Bamford, of Huddersfield Business School, with the subsequent publication of short report for the basis of further discussion and debate with a wider business and academic community, outside of the transport industry.
Download the report here
The advent of ‘Mobility as a Service’ has rapidly precipitated a broad spectrum of approaches, from city and region-wide multi-modal apps to a range of new mobility service market entrants.
Transport Systems Catapult have joined forces with TravelSpirit Foundation to advocate the idea that innovative mobility needs to be developed within an open framework. Otherwise these diverse approaches risk jeopardising the goal of open, inclusive and accessible transport.
Our conference showcases approaches to embedding Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in cities, towns and rural areas, with a blend of informative talks and practical workshops.
The Transport Systems Catapult is sponsoring free entry for a limited number of local authority and public sector attendees. To qualify, please book using the code ‘TSCPUBLICSECTORVIP‘ and use your local authority email address to book.
To find out more about the event, please click here.