UpTop partners explored in their meeting yesterday different modalities of integrating taxi services. The discussion focused on the creation of potential synergies between UpTop and MyCorridor, a European Union funded project which counts IRU as a partner. MyCorridor project aims to take the Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) concept to EU level and facilitate sustainable travel in urban and interurban areas and across borders by developing a European one-stop-shop for mobility services. IRU’s involvement in this innovative project opens the opportunity for UpTop partners to collaborate with the wider passenger transport industry on cross-border mobility services. Highly flexible and reliable, taxis have an important role to play in a mobility solution that aspires to provide a viable alternative to private car use.

A similar project involving UpTop partner, appTaxi, was successfully conducted at a local level in Italy in the beginning of this year. appTaxi’s participation in this key pilot project for the implementation of MaaS in Italy was also facilitated by IRU.

The UpTop meeting took place in the framework of the ITS European Congress which gathers professionals working in intelligent transport from all over the continent.