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Integrated personal mobility for Europe

4 May 2017

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) Alliance workshop in Brussels yesterday focused on new mobility schemes and next steps for the deployment of integrated, personalised, on-demand urban transport across Europe.

MaaS puts the user at the core of transport services, offering a multi-modal integrated platform for tailor-made mobility solutions based on individual needs.

The workshop brought together passenger transport operators and policy makers to discuss the legal frameworks, technical standards and communication necessary to transform the personal mobility landscape. The event also provided an opportunity for stakeholders to exchange views on the challenges and trends for the future of mobility.

With the current diversity of regulatory and business frameworks in different European countries, the workshop will generate a set of guidelines – due to be published in June – to establish next steps and a common approach across EU countries.

IRU is a board member of the MaaS Alliance, which aims to successfully implement MaaS in Europe and beyond. The Alliance’s main goal is to facilitate a single, open market and full deployment of MaaS services. With a number of MaaS initiatives and pilots already planned or underway, the MaaS Alliance will ensure a shared work programme, engaging transport operators, service providers and users to establish a common vision.