EMTA-led panel at the Polis Conference highlights the need for a strong PTA role in MaaS governance

EMTA-led panel at the Polis Conference highlights the need for a strong PTA role in MaaS governance

On 1 December 2022 in Brussels, the EMTA Research and Policy Officer Thomas Geier moderated a panel debate called “Managing and Governing MaaS”. In the panel:

  • Adam Bodor, Director of Mobility Development, BKK - Budapesti Közlekedési Központ
  • Victoire Champenois, Policy Officer, DG-MOVE, European Commission
  • Ferdinand Burgersdijk, Consultant, FRCB B.V.
  • Olivier Joyeux, Head of Marketing, product and strategy, Cityway
  • Pauline Aymonier, Head of Public Policy, TIER Mobility
  • David Koral, Director of partnerships, FREE NOW

Four questions were most debated, and below are some responses:

Why MaaS? MaaS must accelerate mode shift. It might reduce the need for paper ticketing system and machines. MaaS can help passengers discover quicker or cheaper routes and help the transport system tap any under-used capacity. It will create insights on how people use the transport system.

Why do so few people use a MaaS platform? Lack of habit? European and national-level legal frameworks to underpin MaaS are relatively recent and incomplete, which did not facilitate the elaboration of attractive MaaS.
The Commission prepares to regulate for Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS) in 2023. Victoire Champenois praised the DATA4PT and NAPCORE projects for facilitating MaaS creation already. MaaS is an opportunity for all stakeholders to redesign and simplify data structures that grew incrementally for decades.

Why would a car driver install a MaaS app? That question is key to tap the greatest mode shift potential. An idea would be to integrate various car-related services into the app, including electric #chargingstations, #parkingsolutions, urban vehicle #access regulation, etc.

What are the next challenges? There is huge appetite among #sharedmobility industries to re-sell public transport tickets. Public transport authorities are hence working to elaborate the right governance system for ticket re-sale. Guiding principles were laid out by EMTA earlier:

  • Updated : December 9, 2022

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