WMCA starts search for mobility-as-a-service partner

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has started its search for a delivery partner in its plans to build mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) for the region.

The authority said it wants to focus on improving the customer experience of planning, booking and paying for sustainable modes of transport through a single interface. Relating to this, it also wants to capture more information on how people are travelling. It said that the data will be used to support modelling for investment in the region’s transport infrastructure.

The contract notice said: “This supports TfWM and transport operators’ strategic objectives to increase the use of public transport, active travel and new forms of mobility, thereby ensuring a viable transport network and supporting the #WM2041 initiative (for the region to become carbon neutral by 2041).”

The notice said that the new contract could run for up to six and a half years including extensions.

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