With so many new mobility options available in cities, mobility as a service (MaaS) platforms have a lot of work to do for a lot of people. Development is still catching up to the scope of the endeavor.
Katie Pyzyk reports on the state of technology devoted to gathering and presenting information on multiple modes of transportation—public transit, bike-share, e-scooters, ride-hailing, taxis—for online platforms.
"Despite interest in single MaaS platforms, only a handful of true MaaS applications are available," according to Pyzyk. After surveying the existing platforms, some privately owned and operated in partnership with public agencies, and others entirely operated by public agencies.
The article digs into the remaining obstacles and challenges for more widespread adoption of MaaS platforms.
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