PriMaaS Partners ITS Romania and eGovlab Stockolm University joined CIVINET Romania and Timisoara City Hall, for a two-day online conference on MaaS Solutions in prioritizing clean transport, on 2-3 of June 2021.
The two-day online conference tackled the ways in which MaaS (mobility as a service) can accelerate the shift towards net-zero greenhouse gas emission cities. MaaS is a quiet new topic for Romanian cities and it is of great interest in the current context of making our cities more livable, lowering the impact on climate and improving local air quality with a direct benefit to public health.
The first day of the webinar brought us several topics related to MaaS, such as "MaaS Readiness level indicators for local authorities, presented by Stella Aaltonen, followed by Ruben Latcau, Vice-Mayor of Timisoara who talked about " Acting today for tomorrow: public transport integrated solutions". Jan Hellaker from Drive Sweden and Steven Sarasini from Kompis made a presentation on the Strategic Innovation Program Drive Sweden and its vision on MaaS, followed up by Kompis, a project that was conducted under Drive Sweden umbrella on Combined Mobility as a Service.
On the second day of the event, the Lead Partner of PriMaaS, Jorge Bandeira, presented the PriMaaS project, followed by a panel discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on public transport experiences from Timisoara and Stockholm. On the second part of the session John Strand from Travis made a presention about a travel planning app combining all modes of transport and shared his experinece in MaaS in Sweeden. After that Alexander Sprey, Tier, made a presentation of Tier's experineces in integrating with MaaS solutions in Europe and the role of micro-mobility in MaaS.
To finish the session there was another panel discussion, this time on the topic "What are the key challenges for MaaS and what can we do to address them?".