Wed, 24 Jul 2019 6:00 PM

Mobility as a Service: One app to plan, book and pay for all transportation

Imagine being able to use a single app to plan, book and pay for all your transport services, across different modes. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is an emerging transportation concept that leverages technology and shared transportation—such as cars, bikes, scooters, and more—to provide mobility services.

The concept of MaaS started in Finland, where it now plays a key role in the national transportation policy. It’s a response to the technological and digital disruption of the transportation industry and sees a future without personally owned cars. Instead, it sees an easy, environmentally aware alternative that takes the worry out of trip planning, finding parking, gas prices and car maintenance.

What will it take to fully realize Mobility as a Service in Metro Vancouver? Join us at this Future of Mobility Speaker Series event for an evening of dialogue led by David Zipper and Catherine Kargas. David is a MaaS specialist and has been published in The Atlantic, Slate, Fast Company and WIRED. Catherine is a vice president at MARCON where she specializes in transport electrification, vehicle automation, shared mobility and MaaS.

Featured presenters

  • David Zipper, Transportation Writer
  • Catherine Kargas, Vice President, MARCON

Panellists

  • Sandra Phillips, CEO and Founder, movmi
  • David Zipper
  • Catherine Kargas
  • Hendrik Wolff, Associate Professor of Economics, SFU

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

Admission: Free, but reservations are required. Reserve tickets on Eventbrite

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Venue: Room 1200-1500, SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver

Related topic: Community Building

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