The workshop “MaaS and Multi-Modal Mobility & Traffic Management” organized by ERTICO in cooperation with TM2.0 and MaaS Alliance, on 19 February, has been a fruitful occasion to establish synergies and exchange ideas.

Members of the TM 2.0 Innovation Platform and the MaaS Alliance gathered to discuss the integration of Traffic Management (TM) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) into a single operational framework, to support the delivery of Multi-modal Mobility Management and Services, mainly in the Urban Environment.

Multi-modal Mobility is the next level in Smart Mobility. It is able to help cities optimise Traffic Management, facilitating the more efficient use of the different transport modes. The combination of TM 2.0 and MaaS can improve road network efficiency, and MaaS can be used as a tool to regulate traffic flows, handle road incidents in real time and plan TM measures.

In line with the ERTICO’s priorities for 2020, namely transport sustainability and cities engagement, the discussion focused on multimodality best practices and the exchange of lessons learnt. The shifting roles of private mobility operators and Public Authorities was also discussed.

ERTICO’s mission, shared by both TM2.0 Innovation Platform and Maas Alliance, is the sustainable and efficient movement of people and goods.

The combined approach of TM and MaaS services will allow proposing efficient cooperative business models and incentivisation strategies for user acceptance and market uptake of multimodal mobility.

”It is clear that when we discuss mobility, we do not only discuss road transport. Mobility is much more than that, although still predominately vehicle-based. For more than 5 years now, ERTICO, through its work in TM2.0 and the MaaS Alliance, is promoting the positive effects that multi-modal MaaS services can have in optimizing the road network in urban areas”, says Johanna Tzanidaki, Innovation and Deployment Director at ERTICO. . “ERTICO also clearly sees that Mobility is a system with many important stakeholders that need to cooperate in making the pieces of the mobility puzzle work smoothly for all: users, providers and regulators”.