STATE GOVT. PROPOSES AGENCY FOR INTEGRATED MOBILITY
Context: The State government has proposed a new agency for integrated mobility management.Chief Minister announced that he wants to establish the Bengaluru Mobility Management Authority (BMMA) that will function under the Urban Development Department (UDD).
Previous attempts to form a similar agency, the Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) to integrate BMTC, BMRCL, BBMP, BDA, and traffic police—still remains on paper.
- The foundation of integrated mobility is public transit.
- Integrated mobility is used when mobility providers collaborate and promote their travel services as one unified service.
- It is about linking transportation options together so they can be accessed by commuters as part of a package.
- Integrated mobility lets passengers create an intermodal trip and use several modes of transport to arrive at their destination, such as an e-bike followed by a train.
- Alternatively, they can choose from various transportation options, such as a bus, car sharing or a train.
- The term integrated mobility is also used in relation to supplying information, bookings, reservations, and payments.
- The goal is to provide a service that integrates all these resource.