Mobility as a Service in France and Europe : benchmark and climate impacts
As a public works engineer, Laurent Chevereau has been working for 15 years on transport supply data. He is currently leading Cerema’s activities in the field of mobility as a service (MaaS).
He began his career by carrying out modeling and assessment studies about transport projects before becoming Cerema’s referent on transport supply data and multimodal information.
As an expert, he contributes to the national working groups initiated by Minister Elisabeth Borne in 2018 on data and MaaS, working groups on the National Access Point, working groups with regions about multimodal information ans MaaS, and represents state services in open data events.
function : MaaS expert (anglais) / Directeur d’études "Mobilité servicielle" (français)
company : Cerema
A lot of MaaS projects are on going, and some are already proposed to users. Most of them have a full integration for public transport, and multimodal information for all other modes, but some existing all-in-one apps are already able to book, pay and access to other modes. This is possible with multimodal packages you have to choose before using or in some cases with usual tariffs but included in an integrated billing account with a post payment invoice.
After visiting MaaS stakeholders in european cities (Hanover, Vienna and Helsniki) and analizing research papers, Cerema is developing a French MaaS observatory. It will describe where is each regional or urban multimodal information system on the way to the MaaS ideal, with precise functionalities description.
In France, with the next French Mobility Law, MaaS systems will have to be compliant with precise criteria and will have to be transparent with their choices. Nevertheless, public authorities will have a real role to play to enhance green MaaS !
We don’t really know which impact can have such MaaS projects. 2 pilot experimentations (Goteborg and Vienna) can give some limited results about the few users. And Whim (Helsinki) has analized how their users were moving. But new and complete methodologies are needed for a real assessment and a climate impacts evaluation.