David Hensher: Shared (Smart) Mobility, MaaS and Public Transport – A new Future!

01 / 23 / 2020

David Hensher, Professor of Management and BRT+ researcher presented the talk “Shared (Smart) Mobility, MaaS and Public Transport – A new Future!” which “focuses on Mobility as a Service (MaaS), and what it might mean for the future role of conventional public transport”.

In his words, “we present evidence on potential user support for MaaS subscription plans and price points, as well some preliminary evidence on the interest by mobility and non-mobility providers in supplying assets or investing in a broker/aggregator platform to deliver a MaaS service. We also take a look at possible governance models as well as what this might mean for conventional public transport via a separate PAYGO platform. We also comment more generally on MaaS trials and the growing amount of hype and rhetoric surrounding MaaS. Is it likely to a mainstream or a niche product offering in the future?”

Professor David Hensher is Founding Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (1990 to present) at The University of Sydney. He is internationally renowned as a leading research pioneer who has dedicated his career to the analysis and improvement of infrastructure systems around the world. Educated in Kenya (Parklands, Lord Delamere), England (Lindfield, Oxford) and Australia (UNSW), David is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, Recipient of the 2009 International Association of Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for his long-standing and exceptional contribution to IATBR as well as to the wider travel behaviour community; Recipient of the 2006 Engineers Australia Transport Medal for lifelong contribution to transportation, recipient of the Smart 2013 Premier Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Management; Recipient of the 2014 Institute of Transportation Engineers (Australia and New Zealand) Transport Profession Award to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of the transport/traffic engineering profession over a sustained period, and the 2016 Award for Outstanding Research as part of the inaugural University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. David is also the recipient of the 2019 John Shaw Medal which honours an industry champion who has made a lasting contribution to Australia’s roads. He has published over 630 papers in leading international transport and economics journals as well as 18 books. He has over 50,000 citations of his contributions in Google scholar. David is the Executive Chair and Co-Founder of The International Conference in Competition and Ownership of Land Passenger Transport (the Thredbo Series), now in its 30th year. David has advised numerous government and industry agencies in Australia and globally in the broad areas of transport economics, demand forecasting, economic evaluation, policy, planning.

Follow the link to see the Webinar Recording: https://www.cutr.usf.edu/2019/09/cutr-webinar-maas-and-public-transport-a-new-future/