Anna Allwright, strategy specialist, Cubic Transport Systems, discusses why now, with the worst of the Covid pandemic behind us, and a new focus on lowering emissions and increasing efficiency, the time to take Mobility as a Service (MaaS) concepts into the mainstream could finally be upon us.

For about six years, the concept of linking private transport providers with the public transport network has been discussed in major cities, but there has not been much tangible action outside of Finland, Australia and parts of the UK. Transit agencies need to begin taking steps now to integrate van, private car, shuttle and even bike/scooter share services with public transit under one payment method for a seamless journey from the first to the last mile.

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