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Partnership aims to bring MaaS to the kerbside

Moovit and Tranzito are joining forces to create kerbside mobility hubs which enable users to plan their trips and book and pay for shared mobility rides from A to B without a smartphone.

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Mobi kiosks with Moovit integration enable trip-planning without a phone
Mobi kiosks with Moovit integration enable trip-planning without a phone

Mobility operator, Tranzito, and mobility-as-a-service specialist, Moovit, have announced a partnership to bring MaaS to city kerbsides in order to boost transit equity in smart cities.

 

Mobi kiosks will be integrated with Moovit’s software making it possible to plan, book and pay for multi-modal trips without a smartphone.

 

Kerbside hubs

 

Tranzito is championing the concept of kerbside mobility hubs, co-locating private shared mobility next to public train and bus stops. Moovit’s platform will be embedded within Tranzito’s Mobi kiosks and users can plan trips from A to B and view suggested routes, real-time transit information, as well as book and pay for shared mobility rides along city streets and at rail stations.

 

Universal transit information is displayed to anyone, while registered Tranzito users can access their personal account to book rides without having to use a smartphone.

“As more multi-modal trips involve shared mobility options like bikes and scooters, it’s vital to have a physical presence along the kerb to maintain convenient and frictionless user experience”

“Simplifying urban travel has always been our mission,” said Yovav Meydad, chief growth and marketing officer at Moovit, which was acquired by Intel earlier this year.

 

He added: “As more multi-modal trips involve shared mobility options like bikes and scooters, it’s vital to have a physical presence along the kerb to maintain convenient and frictionless user experience. Mobi provides this for us.”

 

Tranzito, which helps smart cities with micro-mobility, kerbside management, and multi-modal infrastructure, will roll out three Mobis over the next few months. These will be collaboration with LA Metro at its newest Metro Bike Hub in Willowbrooks/Rosa Parks, as well as with Los Angeles Department of Transportation at its first Mobility Hub at Wilshire Grand Centre, and with Caltrain at Caltrain SF Mobility Hub.

 

“Mobi transforms any sidewalk space into a kerbside mobility hub,” said Gene Oh, CEO of Tranzito. “Mobility hubs have the potential – if properly executed – to make multi-modal transit feel like a single-ride experience. And transit equity tools like Mobi ensure that everyone benefits from smart cities advancements.”

 

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