Challenge / Goal
The aim of this Use Case is to create a harmonised public transportation authority (PTA) ticketing system that is also compatible with a bike sharing system (BSS). Moreover, this Use Case seeks to increase open interfaces available to Mobility as a Service (MaaS) operators and to the mobility service providers that want to link their service with public transportation.
In the long run, the goal is to have a wide variety of services linked to the open public transport platform, such as several different bike types and electric vehicles. What’s more, the objective is to make MaaS operators cooperate with public transport authorities (PTAs).
In this measure, the city of Turku developed a new open data interface and platform into which the public transport ticketing system was also incorporated. This enables the integration of other local service providers into the MaaS ecosystem, such as taxis, parking garages, etc. The approach could result in easy and accessible multi modal services for the general public. The measure also included the integration of a ticketing system for a Bike Sharing System (BSS), which demonstrated how the new information system and open integration can enable new business opportunities and models.
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