Bird becomes first micro-mobility partner to join the MaaS Alliance

Posted: 1 September 2022 | | No comments yet

As a member of the MaaS Alliance, Bird will help the membership promote and increase the public awareness of Mobility-as-a-Service by sharing its expertise in micro-mobility services.

Bird and MaaS Alliance

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The MaaS Alliance, a public-private partnership driving the roll-out of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) worldwide, is expanding its membership by welcoming its first micro-mobility operator, Bird, for joining the alliance.

“With the growing demand of fulfilling users’ needs for tailor-made transport on demand, and more sustainable, and inclusive mobility services, particularly micro-mobility, the MaaS Alliance is very pleased to have Bird on-board,” said Roelof Hellemans, MaaS Alliance Secretary General. “Bird’s close partnership with cities worldwide will significantly contribute to the MaaS Alliance’s dedicated work on promoting the public awareness of MaaS, as well as the MaaS Alliance Working Groups”.

The newly established membership aims to promote the full deployment of MaaS services. As a full member of the MaaS Alliance, Bird will contribute with leading expertise in micro-mobility services, including shared micro-electric vehicles. The micro-mobility company’s close partnership with cities will significantly benefit the MaaS Alliance’s dedicated work on promoting the public awareness of MaaS.

Bird secures permit extensions and expands to new U.S. cities

“Improving mobility in cities starts with increasing access to sustainable, multimodal transportation options, which is why we partner with MaaS solutions in many of the 400 cities in which we operate globally, whether that be for our e-scooters or as part of our Smart Bikeshare programme. We are thrilled to lead the way and be the first micro-mobility partner for MaaS Alliance, as together we are committed to helping cities improve transportation through MaaS solutions around the world”, said Brian Buccella, Senior Vice President of Bird.

This news follows the recent announcement that Bird has secured permit extensions across the U.S., with plans to expand its operations to new cities, including Bradenton, Knoxville and Eugene.