Subsector: Smart Cities
We are looking for: Joint Venture
TravelSpirit is a UK-based community interest company creating the technology, tools, and partnerships needed for universal, accessible, and integrated Mobility as a Service (MaaS). We are supported by a global network of transport operators, software developers, businesses, policy makers, planners, and activists, united by a mission to realise the pro-social, economic, and environmental potential of a global MaaS marketplace. As an organisation, a community, and a movement, TravelSpirit is defined by four core values: Universal Mobility as a Service: We believe that an integrated, connected, multi-modal MaaS system provides a critical path to sustainable and equitable transportation for all people and communities, not just the wealthy, the urban, and the ambulatory. Open Innovation: We believe in an open innovation model that rewards sharing of information that serves others, even our competitors, and brings benefits to all. Global Community: We believe that by connecting coders, planners, activists, and policy-makers through a global network, we are better equipped to tackle the toughest challenges. Local Benefit: We believe that our work must be grounded in its ability to demonstrate positive change by and for local communities and regions. We created TravelSpirit to accelerate the adoption of MaaS systems built on open architecture that can adapt to regional differences in data availability and regulatory environment. Rather than lobby individual cities to adopt such systems on their own, we are building a global coalition around an open marketplace design, where all transportation services can be found, booked, and utilized, regardless of where a given user or service provider is. TravelSpirit is directed by an executive board comprised of representatives from government and private industry. We launched in Manchester in June of 2016, with support from TfGM, Alstom Rail, and others, and continue to expand our network of public and private sector partners across the globe.