Mobility as a Service (MaaS): What Can It Do for Texans?
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) offers Texas the opportunity to be a leader in 21st century transportation, giving its residents the flexibility to choose transport options that best suit their needs. MaaS also has the potential to reduce personal vehicle use, which would decrease congestion, ease financial burdens on Texas families, and reduce and collision-related deaths and injuries. Despite the promulgation of public-private partnerships in the transport sphere, many conditions endemic to Texas cities make MaaS difficult to realize, including urban sprawl, unsafe pedestrian conditions, and disinvested public transit. Texas has the potential to increase wellbeing for both its residents and its investors through targeted infrastructure investments and deregulation in the housing sector.