ERTICO platforms TM2.0 and MaaS Alliance have released a report focusing on Multimodal Mobility Management, in which members of both platforms align on the central theme that transport modes are becoming and should become more and more connected. It determines that multimodal mobility management will play a key role in offering seamless journeys for road users. The content of the report is based on the results of a joint workshop organised by both entities and hosted by ERTICO in Brussels on 19 February 2020.
Conclusions from the report outline that MaaS is key to reducing traffic congestion, although there is still a need for impact driven solutions. A challenge for traffic management is prediction, which can lead to proactive rerouting. KPIs should be defined from a variety of different points in relation to their impact while decisions on the provision of policies and priorities must be made according to the potential benefits for different players, including private service providers and users. Incentivisation is an important tool to influence user behaviour for the benefit of traffic management plans.
In the report it suggests that local, national and regional governments should be supportive of initiatives such as MaaS for traffic management and their changing role in the ecosystem is an issue that needs to be addressed properly. Both mobility patterns and human behaviour need to be studied in order to understand how to best nudge people’s behaviours towards their use of the various modes of mobility. Effort and further research should be made in order to understand how to a) quantify the negative externalities and the propensity and willingness for stakeholders to participate in such a system and b) render existing business cases for more interoperability between MaaS solutions and traffic management applicable and effective.