MVG to launch Mobility-as-a-Service solution in Munich
MVG hopes the multimodal app will create more mobility in Munich, while simultaneously reducing car traffic.
Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG) is to release a city-owned Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solution in Munich.
The multimodal application, powered by technology platform Trafi, will see users able to access a wide range of mobility options in one place, including the full public transport network as well we private providers.
With only one app to download for their various mobility needs, the inhabitants of Munich will be able to conveniently book their preferred modes – and discover new ways to get around their beloved city, driving the switch from private to shared mobility.
In addition to the traditional public transit offer, all mobility providers of the city can be integrated. The potential future partners were formally invited to an information session organised by MVG on 12th February, to learn all about the plan to launch MaaS in the city.
Participants included Bird, BOND Mobility, Circ, CleverShuttle, Dott, emmy, IsarFunk, Taxi Zentrale, mtz (münchner taxizentrum), SHARE NOW, Sixt, STATTAUTO München, Taxi München eG, TIER Mobility, and VOI. They will now have until mid-March to decide if they want to become the first official integrated partners.
“We network the various providers under one roof in order to sensibly supplement public transport as the backbone of mobility, and to make sharing vehicles of all sizes even better and easier,” commented Mayor Dieter Reiter.
“Sharing is part of our DNA as a public transport operator. MVG’s current goal is to also cover the first and last mile by cooperating with new partners and offers. Our customers want to reach their destination from and to their front door, and not just from stop to stop,” added Ingo Wortmann, Chairman of the Management Board at MVG.
The development of the app comes following MCG’s continuing expansion and modernisation of its public transport fleets, and the recent launch of the company’s own bike-sharing and ride pooling services.
The app will be available on both iOS and Android and is due to be available in the course of the year.