From December 11 to 13, the SKOLKOVO Institute of Science and Technology hosted the first training conference on new mobility services entitled «Mobility as a Service (MaaS), On-demand Rides, and Autonomous Vehicles».
Within the framework of educational seminars, employees of the Moscow Transport Complex listened presentations of the UITP experts, who shared their experience in the field of innovative transport technologies.
Kaan Yildyzgoz, Senior Director for Membership, Marketing and Services at UITP, spoke about the latest innovations in urban mobility and the popularity of ride-hailing. Rafael Cuesta, the RCC transport consultant, delivered a speech on using mobility as a service, as well as on implementing MaaS. Other international experts and invited speakers from Moscow also took part in the sessions.
At the end of the training conference, participants had an excursion to the unmanned transport monitoring station in SKOLKOVO and to the Yandex UAV Garage.
In June, 2019, during the 63rd World Public Transport Summit in Stockholm, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed on improving the system of additional professional education and creating an international training center. The agreement was signed by Maxim Liksutov, Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development of Moscow, and Mohammad Mezgani, Secretary General of the International Public Transport Union.
Then, on October 22, during the International Bus Conference, which was held in Brussels on October 21-23, a Cooperation Agreement was signed between the International Union of Public Transport (UITP) and the Autonomous Non-profit Organization Moscow Directorate of Transport Services (ANO MDTS).
The parties, represented by Nikolay Asaul, General Director of ANO MDTS, and Mohammad Mezgani, General Secretary of the UITP, signed the relevant documents, agreeing to organize a business program during the Summit of the Council of Leaders in the Field of Urban Transport Development. Within the framework of the agreement, it is planned to hold at least 12 educational conferences at the international training center for transport specialists within three years.