The Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Works has selected 24 partys/consortia to learn how MaaS works in 7 regional MaaS pilots in the coming years. The aim of the MaaS project is to ensure that in the future, travellers can plan, book and pay for their journey fully digitally using all means of transport. For example, the shared car, shared bike, (water) taxi, bus, metro and train. In order to gain insight into the effects and operation of MaaS, seven pilots were chosen that can be rolled out nationwide. Experience is being gained together with transport operators, market parties and government bodies. The pilots will start in the regions of Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Groningen-Drenthe and Limburg, Utrecht-Leidsche Rijn, Twente and Rotterdam-Den Haag.
Innovactory has offered for the Framework Agreement together with Monotch, MAPtm and Syndesmo. The strong partnership already has extensive experience in the world of mobility and covers various areas; from behavioural change projects, consumer services, platform development (e.g. for parking and Talking Traffic), multimodal traffic management to an employer’s approach. The combination enables a strong MaaS proposition in which the knowledge, assets and networks of the parties are brought together.
Director Lucien Groenhuijzen of Innovactory: “We are very pleased with the selection in the framework agreement. We have been developing and offering smart services to make travel easier, especially for motorists, since our inception. There we also see the opportunity to make MaaS successful and to be able to scale up. With the pilots in the Netherlands, we are taking a first step in this direction, after which we will be able to apply our experiences abroad.”
The total incentive grant of a total of EUR 20 million is valid for 2 to 3 years. The cofinancing from the government and the region is intended to give private companies a helping hand in the development of apps, among other things. The tenders for the first pilots in Amsterdam and Rotterdam-Den Haag will start at the beginning of 2019. The other pilots will follow in the following months.