The third Pan-European MyCorridor workshop, the final project event, was held virtually on 27 October. The event was attended by 72 external participants from several segments of the industry; transport and mobility service providers, research bodies, authorities and associations.
Nearing completion after more than three years of work, the MyCorridor project was designed to facilitate sustainable travel through the development of an innovative MaaS platform, connecting MaaS issuers from various European cities and regions in order to reduce journey times and promote green choices in transport.
The online workshop included presentations from MyCorridor representatives and guest speakers who shared valuable insights into the future of mobility and opportunities and challenges of MaaS based on the lessons learned from the MyCorridor project.
Roberto Palacin, the project coordinator, and Innovation and Networks Executive Agency representative Claudia Ciuca opened the workshop. The first session of the day “MaaS in Europe – future challenges and opportunities” included presentations by Eric Mink from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, showcasing MaaS initiatives in the Netherlands; Sagar Singamsetty, Senior Adviser Passenger Transport – IRU, on European challenges and opportunities of MaaS; Piia Karjalainen, Secretary General – MaaS Alliance, discussing achieving roaming and scalable MaaS; and Sonila Metushi, Policy Advisor – KNV (Royal Dutch Transport Federation), offering an operator’s perspective on MaaS.
The second session of the event focused on the lessons learned and experiences from the three MaaS projects MyCorridor, IMOVE and MaaS4EU, with presentations from Katerina Touliou and Kostas Kalogirou from CERTH, Tom Meinders from MAPtm, Alessandro Barisone from algoWatt and Akrivi Kiousi from Intrasoft.
Participants were invited to actively participate during the third session of the day, “Let’s think of MaaS impacts”. MyCorridor partners had the opportunity to present the preliminary results and quantitative impact of the different pilot projects, as well as information from stakeholder groups on the qualitative impact. Insights on future deployment recommendations from local stakeholder consultations, covering a range of business-related, regulatory, policy-related issues, were also presented.