In order to prepare the Netherlands for the mobility of tomorrow, the new cabinet must better link and spread transport flows. That is the message that Bertho Eckhart, chairman of the MaaS-Lab, wants to pass on to the members. A broad coalition of 25 parties in the Mobility Alliance, including MaaS-Lab itself, have already agreed on what the mobility passage should be in the new Coalition Agreement. MaaS-Lab wants to insist on an integrated mobility system with open standards, a MaaS agreement system and financial support for market parties to invest in the digital transition.

Mobility should not only be linked much more digitally, but also physically on the street, with transfer points at adapted stations and new hubs. A flexible mobility system requires flexible and fair pricing and therefore adapted tax rules. As a traveler you must be able to make a fair choice per journey how you want to travel: by public transport, with a shared bike, a shared scooter or taxi, or with your own car, or perhaps with everyone.

MaaS Lab is a progressive collective for the mobility of tomorrow. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) makes it possible to become increasingly flexible in planning a trip and choosing the means of transport that match. With MaaS, travelers can make different choices every day or at different times of the day. Sometimes a combination of shared car and public transport, other times public transport or private car in combination with an (electric) shared bicycle. Made possible and offered by a provider with which the consumer or the traveler makes agreements in the form of a subscription or a bundle. This flexibility and freedom of choice keep mobility accessible to everyone. 

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Sonila Metushi (MaaS-Lab) in conversation with Özcan Akyol about MaaS during a Pitane Mobility meeting
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