Sydney to trial MaaS app
Transport for NSW (TfNSW), a regional transport authority in Australia, is to trial a Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) app in Sydney (pictured), the country’s largest city.
The app will give 10,000 users the opportunity to plan, book and pay for various modes of transport, both public and commercial. They can also choose to buy a prepaid multimodal mobility plan – in other words, a subscription.
The TfNSW app will feature an integrated journey planner. The subscription options will come in various ‘bundles’. More details will be announced in early 2022.
The introduction of the app follows on a year-long pilot of a digital version of TfNSW’s Opal transit card. That pilot, which ended on 12 December, was hailed by the authority as “a great success, providing insight into the customer benefits and convenience of a digital Opal card, customer payment preferences and use of our transport network.”