The PRO-MaaS Project
Today, the challenges to achieve MaaS are not technical. They are political and regulatory.
Novel regulatory approaches and governance schemes supporting policy makers in Europe are needed to successfully transition towards Mobility as a Service. This is at the heart of the Pro-MaaS Project
The Pro-MaaS project aims to identify drivers, barriers, enablers and challenges for the effective deployment of MaaS and the realisation of its expected benefits, building on international best practice while adapting to existing local regulatory frameworks and market conditions. The project will as well assess the mobility outlooking Europe and provide recommendations for expected MaaS development scenarios.
Our ambition is to create impact that lasts beyond the project lifespan to remain a comprehensive and stable knowledge of MaaS best practices within the EIT Urban Mobility context. This website and our reports have this goal of making the results of our collaborative research easy to use for everyone.
Cities and metropolitan areas involved in the project are playing a central role to help us identify challenges and best practices, and to make sure our findings are actionable.
Regulations and governance are playing catch-up with private initiatives, and often reacting defensively. Governments need to be pro-active and innovative about how to embrace public and private initiatives for the citizens' well-being.
It is widely claimed that MaaS will contribute to the reduction of pollution and energy use, to the improvement of road safety and efficiency of transport system, to the provision of resilient services and to the increase of social inclusion. But, if not managed and regulated properly, the implementation of MaaS may not necessarily lead to the desired environmental and societal impacts.
Stakeholders involved in public policy regarding mobility – i.e. Cities, Public Transport Agencies, etc. – shall plan ahead for the MaaS opportunity in a concerted and forward-looking manner, so that the innovations associated with this transition can yield socially-desirable outcomes, viable business models and a dynamically evolving mobility ecosystem.
What the Pro-MaaS project will do
The Pro-MaaS project will help governments and stakeholders learn about the best practices and give them handy tools to create the solutions most adapted to them.
In this policy work, means that go beyond conventional administrative control need to be explored, designed, tested and implemented, in order to attract and benefit from capital and innovations of private sector.
PRO-MaaS is part of the projects selected by the EIT urban mobility in 2019 to start our actions toward accelerating solutions that improve our collective use of urban spaces, overcoming the fragmentation of urban mobility players, and increasing social inclusion.
PRO-MaaS’ mission is to provide recommendations and guidance on implementing strategic roadmaps for MaaS based on a thorough analysis of international best practice and lessons learned.
How will the Pro-Maas project do it
The Pro-MaaS project brings the diverse knowledge and experience of academic, city and industrial partners into a design-thinking approach to create new tools to help other cities create the regulations and governance that will best serve their citizens.
By working together and sharing their respective knowledge and know-how, the consortium partners will provide tools for policy makers to set future mobility strategies and governance models incorporating MaaS.
We will build upon studies that have been relatively isolated so far to propose best strategies in terms of bundling/pricing schemes, business models, rules and regulation for various areas with particular characteristics.
The accumulated knowledge in the previous national and European projects as well as the lessons learned from pilot studies will turn into a decision support system to support any upcoming new plan for deployment of MaaS in European cities
The Pro-MaaS project deliverables
Reports at the end of each activity, but also executive summaries and videos. Find the right media for the right audience on this website.
In a hurry, willing to share the message with as many people as possible. We have published short videos that present the results of each activity. They are all on our youtube channel and on the home page of this website.
In need of a convincing, yet short presentation of our results and methods? We have executive summary on each activity page. This is perfect for decision makers.
Having a little bit more time? Download the full reports to learn the full extent of our methods and results. Each activity page showcases has a downloadable report.