MaaS Alliance officially established
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Launched at the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux last October, the MaaS Alliance, a public-private partnership has been officially established as an independent organisation in Brussels. This first meeting in Glasgow is the opportunity to kick off the four working groups’ activities, Single market, End user perspective, Legal framework and Technical and to set a plan for further development of the Alliance.
The Mobility as a Service (MaaS) topic itself is heavily represented at this year’s ITS European Congress with plenary, executive and special interest sessions focusing of different aspects of the business.
MaaS solutions aim to put users at the heart of the transport network, offering tailor-made travel services and deliver mobility options that are environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. MaaS Alliance is an ambitious project which will make the large scale deployment of MaaS services in Europe possible.
“Mobility as a Service has been hot news in all corners of Europe since it was presented at the ITS Europe Congress in Helsinki two years ago. The MaaS Alliance is the initiative dedicated to building the foundations for a fast-growing and open market in MaaS, for Europe and globally,” Cees de Wijs, chair of the Ertico Supervisory Board, said in his speech at the Opening Ceremony.