24/03/2021 Online

MaaS governance in the context of a multimodal ticketing initiative

POLIS, EMTA and UITP will be holding an online event on 24 March from 16.00 to 17.30 (CET) to discuss the digital integration of transport services (also known as Mobility as a Service, or MaaS) across Europe and the key principles laid out by the organisations in their joint opinion paper

Confirmed panellists include:

  • Daniel Mes, Member of the Cabinet of Executive Vice-President on the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, European Commission 
  • Victoire Champenois, Policy Officer, Sustainable and Intelligent Transport unit, DG MOVE, European Commission
  • Dorthe Nohr Pedersen, EMTA President and CEO of MOVIA  (Copenhagen PTA)
  • Juan Corro, Director of Technology and Innovation, EMT Madrid
  • Andy Taylor, Senior Director of Global Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems

As Europe’s transport sector pursues the sustainability objectives outlined in the European Commission’s Green Deal, the digital integration of transport modes enabled by the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) concept can support this. While POLIS, UITP and EMTA welcome such innovation, the organisations call for a central role for public authorities in the governance of the MaaS ecosystem.  

The group have coalesced to highlight a series of critical principles to which any European mobility regulatory framework should adhere. These will ensure that digital solutions support, rather than undermine the key role of public transport as the backbone of urban mobility – and the rights of all citizens to affordable and accessible transport services are not diluted. 

Effective governance of the MaaS ecosystem according to public values is the opinion paper’s primary call. However, this issue remains an ambiguous concept. It is for this reason that representatives of passenger transport authorities and operators, the European institutions and industry will be invited to share their views on the governance of MaaS. 

To register for the event, click here.  

Find out more about the joint opinion here.

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