TravelSpirit recommends openness in written evidence to the UK Transport Committee.
TravelSpirit submitted evidence to the Transport Committee call for evidence on Mobility as a Service last month recommending that the Committee seeks the most open implementation of MaaS possible. Only this approach will accrue the broadest economic and social benefits and ensure access for all, so that those living in rural areas, the disabled, the elderly and the poorest in society — are protected from narrow, self-interest service implementations.
Whilst there are competing definitions of exactly what MaaS comprises, Travelspirit sees that, regardless of what the end state of MaaS looks like, it needs to be based on values of:
- Universality, where integrated and connected systems provide a path to sustainable and equitable transport;
- Open innovation that rewards sharing information and solutions, to everyone’s benefit;
- Global community working to tackle mobility and transport challenges;
- Local benefit where positive change is demonstrated at a community level.