The MaaS Alliance and IRU successfully held a workshop on Mobility-as-a-Service in Brussels which 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. The over 80 participants between speakers and attendees of the event included ERTICO – ITS Europe, the European Commission, IRU, Comtrade, MaaS Global, the Finnish Ministry of Transport, University of Tampere, Chalmers University, Uber, First Group, POLIS, UITP, among others. The presentations are available on the IRU website.

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 and presented at the ITS European Congress in Strasbourg – to establish next steps and a common approach across EU countries.

The MaaS Alliance, hosted and managed by ERTICO – ITS Europe, is a group of over 30 companies and organisations which works on the implementation of 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.

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