Transport for New South Wales in Sydney plans to launch a pilot of a MaaS app early next year, following its one-year test of a digital Opal card. The new pilot will include incentives for customers to use private mobility for first and last mile travel.
Transport for NSW said it recorded more than 300,000 trips paid for with digital Opal over the previous 12 months. While that’s an average of only 2.5 trips per month per user, Covid lockdowns are believed to have hurt transaction volumes. And the agency told Mobility Payments that digital Opal technology will be “part of this new trial.”
Plans by Transport for New South Wales, Australia’s largest transit agency, to launch a trial enabling users to plan, book and pay for multimodal rides is the next step toward the agency’s long-term goal of building a full mobility-as-a-service, or MaaS, platform.