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Mobility as a Service Concept within the Sustainable Development Policy Context

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  • Christina Nikolova

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)

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The main topic for research in the field of deployment of Mobility as a service (MaaS) concept is related to the sustainable transport development opportunities. With regards to this, a large number of projects have been launched on the European level and their impact on transport sustainability has been evaluated. MaaS is an instrument for coordination and concentration of all scientific research on the deployment of information and communication technologies in transport, consolidating the efforts of wide variety of experts working on the implementation of innovative transport services. The article clarifies the essence and the role of MaaS concept for the development of different modes of transport as well as for enhancing transport services effectiveness. It studies the main aspects and elements of this concept in order to achieve transport sustainability. The article presents a review of MaaS concept’s development up to now and it outlines the perspectives for the future. The main benefits and risks related to the deployment of MaaS are generalized in the conclusion.

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  • Christina Nikolova, 2018. "Mobility as a Service Concept within the Sustainable Development Policy Context," Nauchni trudove, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 5, pages 169-189, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:natrud:y:2018:i:5:p:169-189
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    Keywords

    mobility; transport services; sustainable development;

    JEL classification:

    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise
    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure

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