New Legislation Adopted in Finland to Enable MaaS

[The MaaS Alliance commends the efforts of Finland in adopting this ground-breaking legislation and sees it as a great step towards creating a true mobility-as-a-service. Read the full press release from the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications below.]

The Act on Transport Services brings together transport market legislation and creates the preconditions for digitalisation of transport and new business models. Its key aim is provision of customer-oriented transport services.

The Act will bring changes to the current state of the transport market that is strictly regulated and guided by public measures. It will promote fairness of competition in the passenger transport market and competitiveness of the service providers of both passenger and goods transport.

The new Act will create a framework for a more efficient arrangement of publicly subsidised passenger transport by utilising digitalisation, combined transport and different fleet types.

The full press release is available on the website of the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications here. The Act on Transport Services is available here.