First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
The International Association of Public Transport (Uitp) has integrated Door2Door, Citymapper, Uber, Moovel, Via, Grab, Ola, Yandex, 99 and Upstream into a new Digital Platforms subsection of its membership which will work collaboratively on digitalisation, sustainable development or combined mobility, in Brussels.
Uitp’s subsection will include online digital platforms that facilitate access to services or assets via a business to business, business to customer or peer to peer connection. A service could include travel information, booking, ticketing or a ride with a driver. In addition, assets could be cars or parking spaces.
Alain Flausch ,Uitp, secretary general, said: “Alone these new players do not have the capacity or capability to meet every journey need or solve congestion issues. They therefore need to operate to complement existing high quality public transport.”