First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Key players in the transport sector will debate the challenges faced by local authorities worldwide from new digitised platforms such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in a dedicated session at ITS International’s 2019 MaaS Market
Conference in London this March.
Taxi-hailing apps have already demonstrated the disruptive nature of new digitised transport services. As a result, some local authorities have struggled to retain control over issues such as traffic management and the vetting of taxi drivers and vehicles.
MaaS will see digitised, demand-led transport applied to all modes of mobility which could pose a challenge to local authorities in managing congestion, delivering policy and maintaining democratic accountability.
Discussing the topic at the MaaS Market conference will be Transport for London’s director of transport innovation, Michael Hurwitz; Gary Thomas CEO of Dallas Area Rapid Transit in the USA; Gustav Friis who oversees the City of Aarhus’ MaaS Project in Denmark; and MaaS Alliance senior manager Piia Karjalainen.
This session Delivering Policy in a MaaS universe – who’s in charge and who carries the can? starts the second day of debate at the conference which takes place on 20 and 21 March in the Inmarsat Conference Centre in London.
For full details and to book tickets, go to www.maas.market.com.
Public sector employees qualify for a discount on the ticket price. For details contact Graham Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.