Can MaaS deliver positive sustainability impacts? Can it help to reduce emissions, mitigate congestion and improve accessibility within the transport system? What constitutes a financially viable MaaS business model? How can MaaS services encourage sustainable travel behaviour? And most importantly, can MaaS fulfil travellers’ needs?
A lack of robust, scientific data on these topics is a major barrier to governance activities and MaaS developments. Hence public officials, city administrations, public transport organisations and MaaS entrepreneurs are all seeking answers to these questions.
To remedy this problem, the KOMPIS project has allocated resources to the development of a framework, key performance indicators and data collection techniques that can be used to evaluate and assess the sustainability impacts of MaaS pilots. The framework is designed to evaluate environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability from individual, organisational and societal perspectives. It is supplemented by a database to facilitate standardised, comparative assessments of different MaaS pilots.
The framework and the database are intended to support research activities that will provide robust, quantitative assessments of the sustainability impacts of MaaS. Data is analysed in a fashion that supports governance activities and service design.
The framework has already been deployed in several Swedish pilots and within international projects such as IMOVE and Stronger Combined. At present we are interested in partnering with other piloting activities and related research activities beyond Sweden.
The framework is currently adapted for three types of MaaS initiatives:
A general description of the KOMPIS framework can be found in this conference paper: Karlsson et al (2019)
Are you interested in using the KOMPIS framework in a MaaS-related project? Are you interested in collaborative research on the assessment of MaaS? Please contact steven.sarasini[at]ri.se
The KOMPIS framework was developed by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, The Royal Institute of Technology and RISE Viktoria and is a work in progress. We are happy to receive feedback and suggestions for improvements. These can be emailed to info[at]kompis.me.