The public-private partnership the MaaS Alliance, which is tasked with driving the rollout of Mobility as a Service worldwide, has added its first micromobility operator, Bird.
“With the growing demand of fulfilling users’ needs for tailor-made transport on demand, and more sustainable and inclusive mobility services, particularly micromobility, the MaaS Alliance is very pleased to have Bird on board,” says Roelof Hellemans, MaaS Alliance Secretary General. “Bird’s close partnership with the cities worldwide will significantly contribute to the MaaS Alliance’s dedicated work on promoting the public awareness of MaaS as well as the MaaS Alliance Working Groups”.
The newly established membership aims to promote the full deployment of Mobility as a service (MaaS) services. As a full member of the MaaS Alliance, Bird will contribute with leading expertise in micro-mobility services, including shared micro-electric vehicles. Bird’s close partnership with the cities will significantly benefit the MaaS Alliance’s dedicated work to promoting public awareness of MaaS.
“Improving mobility in cities starts with increasing access to sustainable, multimodal transportation options, which is why we partner with MaaS solutions in many of the 400 cities in which we operate globally, whether that be for our escooters or as part of our Smart Bikeshare programme. We are thrilled to lead the way and be the first micromobility partner for MaaS Alliance as together we are committed to helping cities improve transportation through MaaS solutions around the world”, comments Brian Buccella, Senior Vice President, Bird.
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