Interest in the seven Mobility as a Service (MaaS) pilots of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is considerable. 41 parties have registered for the umbrella framework agreement. After the assessment 24 parties were admitted, who can now register for the regional pilots. The goal of the MaaS project is that passengers will plan, book and pay for their journey digitally in the future with all means of transport. For example, the shared car, bicycle, (water) taxi, bus, metro and train.
To gain insight into the effects and functioning of MaaS, seven pilots have been chosen that can be rolled out nationally. Experiences are gained with transport companies, market parties and governments. The pilots will start in the regions: Amsterdam, Utrecht-Leidsche Rijn, Twente, Rotterdam-The Hague, Eindhoven, Groningen-Drenthe and Limburg.
The incentive grant of a total of 20 million euros is valid for 2 to 3 years. The co-financing of the central government and the region is intended to give the private companies a boost in the development of apps. The tenders for the first pilots in Amsterdam and Rotterdam-The Hague will start in early 2019. The other pilots will follow in the following months.