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MaaS for the masses: Potential transit accessibility gains and required policies under Mobility-as-a-Service

Hasselwander, Marc and Nieland, Simon and Dematera-Contreras, Kathleen and Goletz, Mirko (2023) MaaS for the masses: Potential transit accessibility gains and required policies under Mobility-as-a-Service. Multimodal Transportation, 2 (3), e100086. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.multra.2023.100086. ISSN 2772-5863.

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Transit accessibility, the conditions and distance under which people have access to transit services, is one of the key indicators to assess the performance of cities' transit systems. The more people can access the transit system, the better its performance in terms of social equity (e.g., more equal access to jobs, education, and other opportunities). To inform policymakers and support decision-making, it is crucial to measure potential transit accessibility changes of transport investments. Due to the paucity of available data, however, calculating and monitoring transit accessibility is a difficult task. Anchored in SDG 11 for more ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’, the UN has thus proposed a simplified, globally applicable indicator for the performance of cities’ transit systems (SDG 11.2.1) that measures the share of the population living in a walking distance of 500 m to the transit system. Building on this definition and leveraging open data sources, we analyze potential transit accessibility gains under Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) in Metro Manila, Philippines. We show that the integration of paratransit (i.e., jeepneys) into the transit network could almost triple access to transit from 23.9 % to 65.0 %. The integration of micro-mobility (i.e., e-scooter and bicycles) as a feeder mode could further increase this share significantly (to 97.9 % and 99.9 %, respectively). We outline and discuss evidence-based policy recommendations to exploit this potential and foster a sustainable development under MaaS. Finally, we conclude with a research agenda for micro-mobility and MaaS in developing countries, a topic which has been widely overlooked in the scientific literature so far.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/195451/
Document Type:Article
Title:MaaS for the masses: Potential transit accessibility gains and required policies under Mobility-as-a-Service
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Hasselwander, MarcUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0852-5093UNSPECIFIED
Nieland, SimonUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1116-0646UNSPECIFIED
Goletz, MirkoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6237-1734UNSPECIFIED
Date:1 June 2023
Journal or Publication Title:Multimodal Transportation
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:e100086
Keywords:Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Transit accessibility, Integrated transport, Sustainable mobility, Transport inequality, Developing countries
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - VMo4Orte - Vernetzte Mobilität für lebenswerte Orte, V - Ökonver II
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Transport Markets and Mobility Services
Institute of Transport Research > Spaces in Mobility and Transport Systems
Deposited By: Hasselwander, Dr. Marc
Deposited On:01 Aug 2023 07:34
Last Modified:01 Aug 2023 07:34

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