PriMaaS - Prioritizing low carbon mobility services for improving accessibility of citizens
The concept “Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)” influences the way how people travel and pay for mobility services. This concept offers various opportunities for the development of intelligent and sustainable mobility for consumers, transport providers and regional and local authorities. Latter have a valuable role in supporting the introduction of MaaS – also for the contribution of low carbon transport policy-goals, the social inclusion and the minimization of levels of accessibility to service and mobility.
This approach is the focus of the transnational project “PriMaaS - Prioritizing low carbon mobility services for improving accessibility of citizens”. The main objective of PriMaaS is to promote the integration of traditional collective transport modes with personal and innovative ones by creating equitable mobility services focused on citizens' needs. The creating of a knowledge hub to support the MaaS-concept should ensure that low carbon mobility solutions are good options from the citizen’s perspective in terms of comfort and price. Therefore, regional and national policy instruments should be adapted to promote a fully integrated intermodal approach between all transport services by using data provided and gathered in real time about both travel demand and travel supply. PriMaaS aims at increasing inter-organizational collaboration and building trust among key stakeholders (transport authorities, operators, providers of mobility services and consumers protection organizations). This will be achieved by promoting thematic regional and interregional exchange of experience events within the PriMaaS-project.
The Transport and Spatial Planning Institute is the applied science partner in charge of elaborating 5 implemented innovative actions that demonstrate a real added-value and lead to improving the share of day-to-day Public Transport and thus reduce CO2.
Other partners of this project are the University of Aveiro (Portugal), Intermunicipal Community of the Coimbra Region (Portugal), TTS Italia (Italia), Intelligent Transport Systems Romania (Romania), Timisoara Municipality (Romania), Liguria Region (Italia), eGovlab - Stockholm University (Sweden), Council of Tampere Region (Finland) und South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (United Kingdom).