Transport for NSW chooses five companies to develop MaaS solutions
Enabling customers to plan, book and pay for their journeys in one place, across all types of transport, is the focus of Transport for NSW’s new trials.
A number of companies in the technology sector have been chosen by Transport for New South Wales (NSW) to progress innovations in the emerging area of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS).
“Through our MaaS innovation challenge we wanted to bring the transport and technology industry together to look at ways customers can plan, book and pay for all their transport needs in real time, in one place; combining public transport, ride-share or even bike-share,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.
“MaaS offers customers mobility solutions based on their travel needs and we will now undertake pilots, through 2019, to help shape the future of Mobility-as-a-Service solutions in NSW.”
“We are committed to creating a dynamic, growing MaaS marketplace with small and large players working together to give customers improved, personalised travel options alongside main transport routes. These finalists will help us make that concept a reality,” the spokesperson said.
“The start-up community has embraced the challenges we set, we look forward to seeing the results of these five trials and we will continue to keep the door open for more innovative opportunities in this space.”