SEStran is involved in PriMaaS, an exciting EU project that aims to promote Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) through policy development. Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is a recent concept with a main objective to change the way people travel and pay for mobility services. The provision of transport services is one of the key pillars of strategic importance for regional authorities. Therefore, regional policy instruments can play a valuable role in supporting the introduction of MaaS and simultaneously ensuring these new platforms will contribute to low carbon transport policy-goals, social inclusion and increased levels of accessibility.
The main vision of PriMaaS is to promote the integration of traditional collective transport modes with personal and innovative ones by creating equitable mobility services truly focused on citizens’ needs. Regional and national policy instruments should be adapted to promote a fully integrated intermodal approach between all transport services, namely by using data provided and gathered in real time about both travel demand and travel supply. At the same time, multiscale policy instruments should ensure that the more comfortable and affordable travel options for any individual to get from A to B has also minimum carbon levels.
PriMaaS aims at increasing inter-organisational collaboration and building trust among key stakeholders (transport authorities, operators, providers of mobility services and consumers protection organisations). This will be achieved by promoting thematic regional and interregional exchange of experience events.
By collaborating with the policy learning platform, PriMaaS will contribute to feed a knowledge hub focused on increasing accessibility levels based on the MaaS concept, therefore contributing to unravelling the full potential of regional transport networks and maximizing their efficiency. At the end of the 1st phase, 4 policy briefings, 1 Agenda and 6 action plans will be available to support policymakers and prepare regional policy instruments to a new arising paradigm in the transport sector.
The PriMaaS project involves 10 partners:
- The University of Aveiro – Portugal (Lead Partner)
- Intermunicipal Community of the Coimbra Region – Portugal
- TTS Italia – Italy
- Intelligent Transport Systems Romania – Romania
- University of Applied Sciences Erfurt – Germany
- Timisoara Municipality – Finland
- Liguria Region – Italy
- eGovlab, Stockholm University – Sweden
- Council of Tampere Region – Romania
- South East of Scotland Transport Partnership – Scotland
For more information on the project, please visit: https://www.interregeurope.eu/primaas/