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Workshop Paper / Transport

3rd Florence Intermodal Forum Summary – Mobility-as-a-Service: from the Helsinki experiment to a European model?

Author(s): FINGER Matthias, BERT Nadia, KUPFER David

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ABSTRACT

The present document summarises the content of the presentations delivered during the 3rd Florence Intermodal Forum offering short summaries of each presentation, and illustrating the main points made and matters treated.

Presentations were delivered by representatives of different types of stakeholders, who reacted to the introductory questions pertaining to the introduction of new mobility patterns and the influence of new technologies on the transport sector put forward by Prof. Finger. Special attention was dedicated to the Mobility-as-a-Service paradigm introduced by the city of Helsinki. Regulators, operators, industry representatives, as well as knowledgeable academics engaged in the discussion with Ms Claire Depré. Head of Unit - "Intelligent Transport Systems", European Commission.

This 3rd Florence Intermodal Forum aimed at critically reflecting on the concept and practice of “Mobility-as-a-Service” and assessed its generalizability at an EU level.  It  did so by:

  1. presenting the implementation of the Mobility-as-a-Service concept in the urban area of Helsinki;
  2. looking at today’s passengers’ needs and how operators can address them;
  3. identifying some relevant technological initiatives that are driving the change in transportation and mobility, especially in the area of the ICTs; and by
  4. crystalizing the enabling role that EU regulation might play.