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Government shared mobility initiatives driving MaaS market

Government shared mobility initiatives driving MaaS market

P&S Intelligence highlights the growing emphasis on the public mobility model over vehicle ownership to minimise traffic congestion and pollution.

New Zealand’s Timaru prepares to throw out bus timetables in favour of on-demand services

New Zealand’s Timaru prepares to throw out bus timetables in favour of on-demand services

Timaru’s on-demand public transport service will begin with a two-month pilot, followed by a year-long city-wide trial.

MaaS Alliance expands footprint into Asia

MaaS Alliance expands footprint into Asia

The public-private partnership will work with Japanese railway company JR East to share best practices and business models to further develop MaaS worldwide.

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

Successful shared mobility in cities and beyond

New mobility options can improve the livability of cities but without the right strategy could have the polar opposite effect, say authors Giel Mertens and Rolf Bastiaanssen of Bax & Company, and Nico Larco of the University of Oregon.

Tech providers chosen for Michigan Mobility Challenge

Tech providers chosen for Michigan Mobility Challenge

Detroiters will be able to see the technology first-hand in public demonstrations next year and book rides using a mobility-as-a-service app developed by Moovit.

Moovit and Waze launch carpool pilot

Moovit and Waze launch carpool pilot

The companies claim this is the first community collaboration of its kind and will roll out to Android users in the US, Brazil, Mexico and Israel.

Almost half would consider moving when autonomous vehicles arrive

Almost half would consider moving when autonomous vehicles arrive

A new report says auto-manufacturers should expand their focus to suburban and rural areas.

Jorudan and Masabi partner to bring mobile ticketing to Oita city

Jorudan and Masabi partner to bring mobile ticketing to Oita city

Jorudan has integrated the Justride mobile ticketing SDK into its transit apps so that once an operator signs up to the service, tickets can be made available in the applications.

Momentum behind MaaS continues to build in Europe

Momentum behind MaaS continues to build in Europe

Vulog has announced the latest update to its multi-modal, multi-city platform which has increased user engagement by a third, while Iomob and Karhoo are partnering for MaaS projects.

Lyft brings MaaS options to US and Canadian cities

Lyft brings MaaS options to US and Canadian cities

The ride-sharing company wants to help users unlock the transportation options in their city by enabling them to see all ride options from within its app.