Shared micromobility operator TIER has been selected as a member of the European Commission’s Multimodal Passenger Mobility Forum.
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport launched the forum as a platform for active dialogue and cooperation between member states and relevant public and private stakeholders.
Among other Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) experts, TIER will help prepare initiatives in the field of digital sustainable multimodal transport with the overall aim to develop the adoption of MaaS as an alternative to urban mobility to reduce citizens’ dependency on private cars and drive the sustainable transition of the mobility sector.
Founded in 2018, the Berlin-based firm has launched multimodal micromobility solutions in more than 180 cities in 19 countries and has in place over 40 MaaS partnerships with local public transport authorities in Europe.
In 2021, over 800,000 trips on TIER e-scooters, e-bikes and e-mopeds were made via MaaS applications.
“We are delighted to be selected as a trustful micromobility partner of the Multimodal Passenger Mobility Forum by the European Commission,” said Pauline Aymonier, Head of Public Policy Smart and Sustainable City at TIER.
“At TIER, we strongly believe in the potential of MaaS and we want to be actively part of the conversation shaping the future of mobility with the aim to further reduce urban car reliance and create a more seamlessly connected and sustainable urban mobility network. Already 44% of our users occasionally combine travel with our vehicles with other forms of transport.
“We have no doubt that setting up the right policy framework will have an important role in supporting the scaling and uptake of MaaS, by removing certain barriers to operations and encouraging citizens to use MaaS.”