TravelSpirit ‘gold’ affiliates MaaS Global and Transport for West Midlands have made a significant in-road to raising the MaaS agenda in the UK, through the signing of an ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ between MaaS Global and the West Midlands Combined Authority, National Express, SilverRail and Birmingham City Council; which commits all signed parties to develop Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in the West Midlands, with a plan to launch MaaS Global’s Whim app in the West Midlands metropolitan area in early 2017. Pre-registrations to use Whim in Birmingham can be made on by clicking here.
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 the summer, where he has already established good links between the UK and United States community transport associations (CTAUK and CTAA), and championing the incubation of Portland borne RidePilot onto the TravelSpirit Open Source Platform. Click here to read Jeremy’s recent blog on CTAUK. Finally we’d like to thank Rob Taylor, our out-going CTO, for his successful leadership in his role here at TravelSpirit Foundation – over-seeing the development of our organisations technical governance structure and successful launch in the UK. We wish Rob every success in his next full-on enterprise at Reconfigure.io.