ITS Monday: Edition 25, 2021
A small collection of curated content from the worlds of intelligent transport systems, smart mobility, and associated areas.
Included this week, healthy MaaS ecosystems, public transport use/not use, e-buses and e-scooters, and defining personas of public transport customers.
And just in case you hadn’t caught it yet, we have a new series of interviews with transport professionals – Effects of COVID on the transport sector – what they see now, what they would like to happen post-pandemic, and what they think will happen. If you’d like to be join this conversation, drop us a line!
This week’s articles
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This report is downloadable from the International Transport Forum website. It ‘… reviews changes in today’s urban mobility landscape and the potential of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) to improve travel in cities. It assesses essential governance and regulatory challenges that stakeholders must address to create a healthy ecosystem for Mobility as a Service which aligns with societal objectives and delivers clear benefits to people.’READ THE ARTICLE
Australia-wide stats from a Roy Morgan report of public transport usage in the March 2021 quarter. ‘Despite the increase since late 2020, public transport usage was still down by around a quarter (down 24.7%) from the pre-pandemic period.’READ THE ARTICLE
A press release from the NSW Government, telling of the 50 new electric buses to enter service in its fleet. ‘I want to scale up our efforts towards tackling climate change so I am challenging Transport for NSW to aim for my goal of electrifying the state’s entire bus fleet by 2030,’ said Andrew Constance, the Minister for Transport and Roads.READ THE ARTICLE
How people leave their share bikes and scooters strewn about has been a bane of pedestrians and councils in Australia. It seems Seoul in Korea has had enough of this behaviour of not only the users of these vehicles, but also of the service providers. ‘The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Sunday that it will start towing illegally parked e-scooters Thursday in six of its districts, before going on to do so in the remaining 19 districts.’READ THE ARTICLE
Accenture has conducted a survey, ‘… assessing public transit riders’ mindsets, preferences and behaviours’. From this, as the headline gives away, it has constructed four personas, along with advice to transport authorities on how they might work toward attracting customers back to into public transport systems.READ THE ARTICLE