Waka Kotahi is funding research examining Mobility as a Service entitled “Mobility as a Service (MaaS) – what are the benefits and how do you realise these?”.
Auckland-based Trip Convergence have been selected to lead the research. Members and the wider industry are being invited to contribute by sharing any existing relevant research and you also have the opportunity to join an informal reference group as the project develops next year.
Researchers are seeking input now.
The purpose of the research is to inform MaaS-related policy making by the Ministry of Transport and Waka Kotahi. The research will consider three key perspectives, as follows:
- providing a critical review of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) based on overseas experience of trials and deployments, their context, models of deployment including the role of government, the barriers and enablers, their achievements, and relevant lessons learned;
- understanding the context that a New Zealand MaaS implementation would sit within, considering factors such as equity, emissions reduction objectives, existing services, patterns of household vehicle ownership and use, and relevant existing and planned transport-related policies;
- understanding the potential for incentives to deliver mode shift, achieve emissions reduction, and equitable inclusive access.
The researchers will synthesise the three perspectives into a set of conclusions and recommendations as to how the findings could be translated into the NZ context.
Seeking Contributions to Initial Research Phase Now
Trip Convergence is seeking your input now. As they are looking for any existing research published literature on MaaS, integrated transport and shared transport in New Zealand.