TM2.0 and MaaS Alliance have released a report focusing on Multimodal Mobility Management. The content of the report is based on the results of a joint workshop organised by both entities and hosted by ERTICO in Brussels on 19 February 2020.
The members of both TM 2.0 and MaaS Alliance agree that all the transportation modes are becoming connected more and more and that, multimodal mobility management will play a key role in offering seamless journeys for the road users. In this framework, MaaS can serve as a key to reduce traffic congestions. Prediction which can lead to proactive rerouting is a challenge for traffic management and there is still much space for solutions to be developed. However, the solutions, should be impact driven. KPIs should be defined from different points of view with regards to impact while decisions on the provision of policies and priorities must be made according to the potential benefits for different players, including private service providers and users. In case of the latter, incentivization is an important tool to influence user behaviour in favour of traffic management plans. Local, national and regional governments should be supportive of these kinds of initiatives and their changing role in the ecosystem is an issue that needs to be addressed properly. Both mobility patterns and human behaviour need to be studied in order to understand how to best nudge people’s behaviours towards their use of the various modes of mobility. Effort and further research should be made in order to understand how to a) quantify the negative externalities and the propensity and willingness for stakeholders to participate in such a system and b) render existing business cases for more interoperability between MaaS Solutions and traffic Management applicable and effective.

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