Study considers mobility as a service for Toronto

A joint study by the Canadian Urban Institute and infrastructure consulting firm Aecom has analyzed the potential of mobility as a service (MaaS) to support the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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Examining the region’s existing infrastructure landscape and current economic, political, technological, and operational conditions, the report looks at realistic opportunities where MaaS solutions could be deployed.

The document suggests that the GTA could leverage existing P3s to help deliver MaaS infrastructure.

“Public-private partnerships present an opportunity for the GTA to improve its transportation infrastructure and present greater benefits than the conventional model of design-bid-build,” the report says.

“By defining MaaS benefits and its associated implementation challenges, we are working to advance the conversation about its potential to improve equity and access to mobility in the GTA, while also creating an approach to MaaS that can be leveraged in other Canadian cities,” said Justin Trevan, vice president and cities growth strategy lead for Aecom’s Canada region.

The report highlights the importance of identifying key partners, developing agreed upon goals, and establishing a common framework for the delivery of MaaS solutions.

To read the full report, click here.