Mobility as a service (MaaS) is being developed as a means of providing passengers with a convenient, on-demand, multimodal transport service. Pilot trials claim that MaaS can bring substantial benefits at individual and city level in terms of increases in efficiency, health and environmental factors. The SUITS project hosted a one-day conference in Coventry (UK) on the theme of “stimulating transport innovation through capacity building in small and medium local authorities.” The 60 delegates were comprised of transport consultants, academics, local authority representatives, transport stakeholders and representatives from EU transport projects. In a workshop, the challenges that LAs are faced with in setting up MaaS were discussed. The results presented here were collated from moderated roundtable discussions. They reveal considerable concern of local authorities, and the need for consultation and planning on a wider range of issues than those that have been considered so far.
|Title of host publication||Capacity Building in Local Authorities for Sustainable Transport Planning|
|Editors||Andree Woodcock, Janet Saunders, Keelan Fadden-Hopper, Eileen O’Connell|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 1 Jan 2023|
|Name||Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Acknowledgements The SUITS project has been funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 690650.
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