The European Commission publishes its report on the MPMF Forum

The Multimodal Passenger Mobility Forum (MPMF) was set up to assist the European Commission in the preparation of policy initiatives in the field of sustainable multimodal mobility for passengers. The MPMF served as a platform for structured dialogue, exchange of technical knowledge, cooperation and coordination between Union Member States and relevant public and private stakeholders.

In total, there has been five expert group meetings held under the MPMF, on top of the separate meetings held by the different subgroups. The outcome of those meetings has been summarised in a report, addressing the work plan which was initially agreed on by the expert group.

In the report, the Commission points out that Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS) help users compare different travel options, choices and prices, and can facilitate the sale and resale of mobility products from different operators. Nevertheless, MDMS are currently deployed in a fragmented manner across the EU, lacking proper legal and market frameworks to develop more successfully. While Mobility as a Service (MaaS) applications are being developed in many cities, the legal framework for their development varies from one Member State to another. To support the Commission in tackling this issue, the Multimodal Passenger Mobility Forum (MPMF) was established in 2021.

The report, which can be found following the link to the EC’s article, summarises and highlights the main takeaways of the expert group meetings.