After initiating the expansion and the modernization of its public transportation fleets, the MVG has been equally proactive in launching its own bike-sharing and ride pooling services. The Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft is also behind the M-Login, which allows all Munich inhabitants and visitors alike to use various digital services around the Bavarian capital with one account only. As a next logical step, the MVG is now launching its own Mobility-as-a-Service solution.
With only one app to download for their various mobility needs, the inhabitants of Munich will be able to conveniently book their preferred modes – and discover new ways to get around their beloved city, driving the switch from private to shared mobility.
In addition to the traditional public transit offer, all mobility providers of the city can be integrated. The potential future partners were formally invited to an information session organized by the MVG on February 12th, to learn all about the plan to launch MaaS in the city. Participants included Bird, BOND Mobility, Circ, CleverShuttle, Dott, emmy, IsarFunk, Taxi Zentrale, mtz (münchner taxi zentrum), SHARE NOW, Sixt, STATTAUTO München, Taxi München eG, TIER Mobility, and VOI. They will now have until mid-March to decide if they want to become the first official integrated partners.
“We network the various providers under one roof in order to sensibly supplement public transport as the backbone of mobility, and to make sharing vehicles of all sizes even better and easier,” says Mayor Dieter Reiter.
“Sharing is part of our DNA as a public transport operator. The MVG’s current goal is to also cover the first and last mile by cooperating with new partners and offers. Our customers want to reach their destination from and to their front door, and not just from stop to stop,” says Ingo Wortmann, Chairman of the Management Board at MVG.
“We want to creable more mobility in Munich, but also less car traffic,” adds Sinaida Cordes, Head of Innovation Projects at MVG. “We are delighted to play a pioneering role in driving this change.”
“This new partnership between Trafi and MVG is an encouraging signal that an increasing number of cities want to connect their whole mobility networks to create a seamless experience for their users. After launching the largest MaaS solution in the world in Berlin, we are thrilled to join forces with Munich in our quest to create cities where moving is easy,” says Christof Schminke, Managing Director Commercial at Trafi.
Founded in 2007, Trafi works shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the most complex cities in the world such as Munich, Rio de Janeiro, and Jakarta to turn sustainable movement into a city-wide habit. Trafi’s technology brings together both public and shared mobility services to create a Mobility-as-a-Service alternative to city-straining modes of transport. As of 2019, Trafi powers the most extensive MaaS deployment in the world managed by Berlin’s public transport authority BVG. Trafi’s technology is also used by such leading companies as Apple, Google, Lyft, and Gojek.
The Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG) brings daily more than 1.5 million people to their destination in Munich. This backbone of mobility in the Bavarian capital is a well-developed network consisting of the underground, buses, and trams. The MVG also launched its own shared mobility options such as the bike-sharing service MVG Rad and the ride pooling service MVG IsarTiger. As a company owned by the Stadtwerke München (SWM), the MVG, together with its parent company and the city of Munich, is driving extensive expansion and renovation programs in order to increase the efficiency of public mobility in Munich, reduce car traffic, and make an important contribution to air pollution control.