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Enhancing transport accessibility using mobility as a service through partnerships

Copsey, S., Fassam, L., Walsh, S. and Southern, R. (2017) Enhancing transport accessibility using mobility as a service through partnerships. Paper presented to: American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual General Meeting 2017, Boston, USA, 05-09 April 2017.

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Abstract: The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how two top tier UK Local Authorities (Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire), their two respective Universities and transport providers have worked in partnership to improve coordination and efficiencies of local transport, which aims to deliver social good through connected value propositions. Supported by the UK Government Department for Transport, a specific objective of this work was to establish smart integrated multi-operator/modal solutions and network efficiencies. Using empirical data provided by these smart technologies, a further objective is to develop new transport business models with wider replicability, initially across the Central England Economic Alliance, consolidating £3bn transport spend. These demonstrators explore how 'smart' m-ticketing platforms could provide sustainable financial business models for transport operators within rural Shires, outside of large urban settings. This project is unique, being the first in the UK to use scan-on bus mobile ticket data (outside of London). The project offers both a Quality Partnership and Social Enterprise governance structure approach bringing together local authorities, commercial operators and other stakeholders with an interest in integrated transport to address uneven modalities and reduce CO2, leading to opportunities for new, socially innovative models for procuring and delivering transport solutions. These projects have a wider context as pathfinders through a Social Enterprise model involving local government, universities, transport operators, health and education services, forming the basis for the transformation of integrated sustainable transport delivery and shared on-demand transport through developing the concept of 'Mobility as a Service' (MaaS) to provide end to end journeys.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart technologies, deregulation, integration, network efficiencies, quality partnerships, social innovative models
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication > TK6570.M6 Mobile communication systems
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > HE323 Transportation geography. Trade routes
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72 Economic growth, development, planning > HD75.6 Environmental economics. Sustainable development
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications > HE5601 Automotive transportation > HE5663 Bus lines
Creators: Copsey, Scott, Fassam, Liam, Walsh, Sue and Southern, Richard
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Business and Industry
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Institute for Logistics, Infrastructure, Supply, Travel and Transport
Research Institutes > Institute of Logistics, Infrastructure, Supply & Transport
Date: April 2017
Date Type: Publication
Event Title: American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual General Meeting 2017
Event Dates: 05-09 April 2017
Event Location: Boston, USA
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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