ODIN PASS MaaS trial opportunity for Summit 2022 attendees
Attendees at the upcoming ITS Australia 2022 Summit event in Brisbane will have a new way to travel around Brisbane and South East Queensland during the event, by taking part in an ongoing iMOVE, Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland, and the University of Queensland Mobility as a Service (MaaS) project, ODIN PASS.
MaaS is one of the great hopes worldwide in transport to help reduce congestion and emissions while at the same time making travel easier for users. While the pandemic temporarily put the brakes on MaaS trials, things are now getting back on track.
What is MaaS?
What with MaaS having slid a little from the transport profile of late, it’s timely to revisit here just what MaaS is. An outcome of our now completed MaaS trial in Sydney project was the work on a new definition of MaaS, from David Hensher and his team at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies.
Amongst the main MaaS elements it identifies are:
- MaaS is an integrated transport service brokered by an integrator through a digital platform. A digital platform provides information, booking, ticketing, payment (as PAYG and/or subscription plans), and feedback that improves the travel experience.
- The MaaS framework can operate at any spatial scale (i.e. urban or regional or global) and cover any combination of multi-modal and non-transport-related multi-service offerings, including the private car and parking, whether subsidised or not by the public sector.
- The MaaS framework becomes mainstream when the usage by travellers dominates a spatial scale and the framework encompasses a majority of the modes of transport
The ODIN PASS
The 18-month ODIN PASS trial has been running in Brisbane since July 2021 at the University of Queensland.
The project involves the Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland) and the University of Queensland exploring how a shift away from pay-as-you-go transport pricing toward fixed-cost pricing (mobility plans) may affect travel behaviour while providing consumers – in this case students and staff – with greater options for getting to/from public transport and using active transport modes.
Outcomes of this project will be used to assess whether a sustainable business model for MaaS exists locally and enable the concept to be explored in further areas across Queensland.
The Summit 2022 ODIN PASS package, and how to join
The ITS Australia Summit 2022 is being held in Brisbane, from 16—18 August, at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Attendees can access ODIN PASS and purchase the ‘Summit Mobility’ bundle which includes:
- Unlimited public transport travel on bus, train (excluding Airtrain services between Eagle Junction and Airport Stations), ferry, and tram across South East Queensland
- Unlimited Neuron e-scooter and e-bike trips for up to 90 minutes per day
- Access to pay-as-you-go mobility services from Beam, 13cabs and GoGet
The cost of this package is $20 for one week, and will be available for delegates to purchase and activate from Friday 12 August until Thursday 18 August, allowing for travel before, during, and post event.
Registration for the package is via the ITS Summit 2022 – ODIN PASS PAGE.
More information about this special ODIN PASS package is available at ODIN PASS on-boarding tutorial for ITS Australia Summit 2022 Delegates.