November 15th became a landmark in the history of urban mobility when Helsinki Regional Transport (HRT) board approved terms for offering public transport as part of MaaS (Mobility as a Service) services. The newly established contract terms make HRT the world’s first capital region transport provider to offer MaaS services to its customers. The Finnish growth company MaaS Global signed a collaboration contract with HRT last Friday.
MaaS Global’s Whim mobility app now includes public transport as well as taxis and rental cars for a fixed monthly price of 249 euro. Whim, which was released in October in the Helsinki region, is initially available for a limited group of test users, as new features will be added throughout the rest of this year. A pay as you go alternative will also be introduced towards the end of 2016 for an opportunity to test the service without commitment.
Read the press release from Maas Global’s website.