Imagine being able to combine ride-sharing, public transit, bike-sharing and other shared mobility services into a single connected offering, where you can simply and easily plan, purchase and travel using the most convenient route and vehicle for your trip.
We believe Mobility-as-a-Service will provide a real alternative to private car journeys and ultimately car ownership, enabling seamless journeys from the moment you leave your front door until you reach your destination. This vision is no longer a pipe dream and there are steps that can be taken today to turn this vision into a reality.
Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is the movement to a complete mobility experience from the moment you leave your front door until you reach your destination, planning and paying seamlessly based on what and how much you use, without using a private car.
Mobility-as-a-Service may be the most exciting opportunity for transit agencies in decades and will empower a new mobility reality in which people no longer buy or use a private vehicle, putting transit agencies at the center of large and small MaaS ecosystems around the globe, ensuring equity, reducing congestion and helping achieve social and environmental goals.
MaaS provides a seamless passenger experience using multiple modes of transport from the beginning until the end of a journey.
Moving people away from private car journeys and onto shared mobility options will reduce the volume of cars on the road, reducing congestion.
By incentivising and optimising the use of shared mobility services in a city the volume of vehicles on the road is reduced leading to a reduction in pollution.
People will no longer need to own cars. Instead they will pay for their journeys as and when they used it based on what they consume.
Account Based Ticketing provides a great way of enabling Mobility as a Service as it acts as a unified mobility account, meaning passengers simply tap onto transport modes. This provides a great public transit experience as passengers no longer need to buy a ticket before traveling, they simply tap across their journey and are charged the appropriate fare for their use. This can then be extended to private modes, and other operators, to enable complete first-last mile journeys where passengers only pay for what they use when they use it.
MaaS holds the promise to enhance the way passengers ‘consume’ transport services. The concept links together route planning, ticketing and payments to all modes of transport and transport services. The concept breaks down barriers between modes of transport, operators, ticketing and payments systems and puts it all into one service, providing convenient and seamless journeys for passengers.
To give you an example. In the future, as described by MaaS providers, you will be able to access any mode of transport, both public and private, through one payment service and app. This service will plan your optimal route across all modes of transport to provide the best journey possible using everything from trains to autonomous cars.
Since we announced the Justride Mobile Ticketing SDK, the level of interest and excitement from across the industry has been significant – both from agencies and other companies within the wider urban mobility ecosystem.
To date, we’ve already announced SDK partnerships with Uber, in a First-of-its-Kind Ride-Sharing and Public Transit Ticketing Partnership, Transit App, which millions of people use for journey planning and real-time information, Chalo, India’s leading provider of journey planning.