There’s an app for that: Transit agencies tackle MaaS platform development

The modern urban trip no longer centers around a single form of transportation. With a flurry of mobility options on the rise, more city residents and commuters experiment with customized combos of mobility modes to get from door to door…

Different transportation modes — public transit, bike-share, e-scooters, ride-hailing, taxis — tend to require separate modes of payment. Therefore the concept of combining them all into a single MaaS platform where users can plan and pay for multimodal trips is creating buzz.

Despite interest in single MaaS platforms, only a handful of true MaaS applications are available, which raises a pressing question: Why is execution so slow?