Local Authorities’ Perspectives on MaaS Implementation

Andree Woodcock, Sebastian Spundflasch, Frederic Rudolph, Kain Glensor, Keelan Fadden-Hopper, Katie Miller-Crolla

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCapacity Building in Local Authorities for Sustainable Transport Planning
EditorsAndree Woodcock, Janet Saunders, Keelan Fadden-Hopper, Eileen O’Connell
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-19-6962-1
ISBN (Print)978-981-19-6961-4
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jan 2023

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgements The SUITS project has been funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 690650.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, Transport for West Midlands.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science(all)


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