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Identify and promote opportunities to shift to more efficient transport modes

Identify and promote opportunities to shift to more efficient transport modes

Moving people from private vehicles to more efficient transport modes reduces congestion and the transport sector’s emissions intensity, improve air quality and support community health and wellbeing.

Well planned centres and cities enables a shift from private cars to public transport and active transport modes such as walking and cycling. Sydney is working towards the delivery of three 30 minute cities, supported by a reliable ‘turn up and go’ mass transit service. Already, Sydney is leading the country in mass transport use per capita, and this is growing strongly8.

The shift from private transport to more efficient public transport can be supported through technology, such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

Mobility as a Service describes a shift away from private modes of transportation towards combining transportation services from public and private solutions into a unified door-to-door service. The Future Transport 2056 Strategy highlights that: “the future of mobility is customer-focused, data-enabled and dynamic. In the future, personal mobility packages will bundle traditional modes with technology platforms and new service offerings like on-demand, car share, rideshare and smart parking”.

Essential to the concept is the idea of a single interface through which customers create and manage their total journey, with payment to all service providers coming from a single account and a single payment, possibly through a monthly subscription.
Transport for NSW and industry are working together to give customers improved travel options that suit individual needs and circumstances across a variety of transport routes:

  • Trip Planner integrates planned and real time information, including capacity information, travel alerts and trackwork
  • Trip Go is a Transport for NSW-endorsed app where users can choose to prioritise reducing CO2 emissions when planning their journey
  • The Transport Digital Accelerator is a collaboration between Transport for NSW and private industry that supports MaaS pilot programs to address ways of providing a full door-to-door mobility experience by integrating mass transport with first and last mile options such as on-demand pick up and set down services. 

Six principles for Future Transport

The Future Transport 2056 Strategy is focused on six key principles for the future of mobility in the state, which together aim to positively impact the economy, communities and environment of NSW.

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