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ITF presents case of ‘Mobility as a Service’

The International Transport Forum (ITF) is working on how best to set up a MaaS ecosystem to reap the benefits of this potentially game-changing approach to transport systems.

Remco Takken October 14, 2021
The Innovative Mobility Landscape: The Case of Mobility as a Service

Through their latest reports, events and region-wide case studies, the ITF is building some sort of birdseye view. In short, the presented approaches aim to best govern, regulate operators and markets and communicate with all stakeholders. The authors of the latest report hope the lessons learnt from their work will spur others to innovate and create a Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) system that benefits society as a whole. 

“The Innovative Mobility Landscape: The Case of Mobility as a Service” not only reviews changes in today’s urban mobility landscape. It also shows the potential of MaaS to improve travel in cities. It assesses essential governance and regulatory challenges. Stakeholders need to address these to create a healthy ecosystem for MaaS. By doing so, it will align with societal objectives and delivers clear benefits to people. ITF produced the report in partnership with the World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Constantly evolving, forward-looking and on the cutting-edge of transport policies, MaaS fascinates stakeholders by its potential to radically improve our mobility systems. The number of possible approaches and subtopics related to MaaS illustrates how rich and complex it is. In such a dynamic environment, the one certainty is just how uncertain the transport community is on how best to proceed with the development of MaaS. 

ITF key findings

  1. Covid-19 has temporarily paused transport trends, creating challenges and opportunities.
  2. Mobility today offers more choice, has more layers, is more digital – which may shift travel.
  3. Urban mobility has the greatest potential to decarbonise.
  4. Mobility as a Service promises significant benefits from integrating mobility offers.
  5. Mobility as a Service requires an effective framework for regulation and data governance.
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Download the report “The Innovative Mobility Landscape: The Case of Mobility as a Service”