Engineering and consultancy group WSP USA is offering its Mobility Marketplace services to transportation agencies.
The platform consolidates a variety of mobility services for various transportation modes and services: tolling, transit, ferry, road usage charging, managed lanes, congestion pricing, parking, pay-as-you-drive registration, pay-as-you-drive insurance, car-sharing, ride hailing, micromobility, taxi, electric vehicle charging stations, and trip planning and booking services.
“The Mobility Marketplace will integrate a network of disparate mobility services into one efficient, usable platform for busy people on the move,” said Patrick McGowan, WSP USA mobility operations director and senior vice president.
“Imagine being able to plan, reserve and pay for your travel combining multiple modes into one transaction. For our clients – such as departments of transportation, tolling authorities or transit agencies – this can help them realise reduced administrative costs; combine systems; achieve economies of scale; and provide better, faster and more reliable services to their customers.”
WSP's service offers access to private entities such as shared mobility and microtransit providers, which WSP says "allows public agencies to extend their ability to meet their goals and objectives without burdening taxpayers, while transportation agencies will benefit from developing proof of concepts and pilot deployments to test new ideas, refine services and ensure best-in-class service for their customers".
“WSP’s Mobility Marketplace offers our transportation clients a comprehensive vision for how mobility in the 21st century can better align with customer desires and needs to enhance our economy, quality of life and travel outcomes,” concludes McGowan.