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DfT to outline Mobility as a Service future at Smart Transport webinar

Smart Transport MaaS webinar

Smart Transport will host a webinar on March 9 featuring a keynote presentation by the Department for Transport into the role of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in the UK’s transport and travel system.

The webinar, which is in partnership with Enterprise, will be broadcast live from 2pm and registration is free.

The DfT will present an overview of how MaaS fits into its Future of Transport programme as it looks to stimulate innovation in the UK transport and travel sector and help towns and cities across the UK reduce dependency on private car travel.

Helen McGuire, policy advisor, Future of Transport strategy, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), will lead the session.

Chis Lane, head of transport innovation at Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), will provide a view from the public sector, while Oz Choudhri, Enterprise UK and Ireland head of mobility solutions, will reveal findings from a private sector shared transport trial taking place in the Scottish Highlands.

TfWM launched its MaaS offering in 2018 to open access to bus, tram, taxi and hire car services through one smartphone app to pay-as-you-go customers or for a monthly fee.

Lane’s presentation will offer key learnings and provide detail on the appetite in the West Midlands for a change in transport behaviour and a shift away from private car use.

Choudhri will outline the development of the Go-Hi MaaS project that links buses, trains, taxis, car hire, car clubs, bicycle hire, air travel and ferries through one app for the Highlands and Islands region of Scotland.

Enterprise is a partner in the Go-Hi project and Choudhri’s presentation will explore key lessons on consumer engagement and collaboration across many different mobility service providers.

The DfT is currently consulting on a MaaS code of practice that will provide guidelines for new suppliers to enter the market. The deadline for submissions is May 3.

The code of practice will support new businesses in the MaaS industry to make decisions in line with Government goals, provide best examples of MaaS solutions and will assist local authorities in developing MaaS platforms to operate in their regions on nationally agreed standards.

Smart Transport National Conference 2023

The UK’s largest two-day conference for senior private and public sector transport leaders and policymakers to work together to transform the UK’s transport network and achieve net zero will take place on 21 & 22 November 2023, The Eastside Rooms, Birmingham.

The high-level conference will bring together senior transport leaders who help shape transport policy and deliver its infrastructure.

It aims to promote best in class initiatives from the private and public sector and bring people together through networking, knowledge transfer and discussion and is seen as UK's largest, trusted and most credible transport conference to facilitate public and private sector collaboration.

The agenda will deliver a speaker faculty of 80+ expert speakers, including senior transport politicians, from the UK and beyond. And we expect an audience of 300+ delegates to attend. 

Speakers come from authorities and organisations such as: The Department for Transport, England’s Economic Heartland, Birmingham City Council, Transport for West Midlands, Midlands Connect, TIER Mobility, CoMoUK, Lambeth Council, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, Enterprise Holdings, FedEx, Worldline and Cornwall Council.

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