Transport for NSW to use start-up accelerator

Optus, Amazon Web Services, Mastercard and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia are working together as part of the ‘Future Transport Digital Accelerator’ in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

The accelerator is being launched in partnership with the City Innovation Foundation and Transport for NSW and will use mobility-as-a-service for those that use the state’s transport services.

Mobility-as-a-service helps the NSW Government travel using a single platform or application and is designed to support and fast-track Future Transport Technology Roadmap initiatives.

The future of mobility

It has been designed to connect groups from NWS with entrepreneurs, startups and researchers in the digital space, as well as direct collaboration between private and public sectors.

According to Future Transport’s blog post: “The strategy is focused on six key outcomes for the future of mobility in the state, which together aims to positively impact the economy, communities and environment of NSW.

“Achieving these outcomes has underpinned every planning decision in the development of the Future Transport 2056 Strategy.”

Six key outcomes

The six key outcomes include (Future Transport):

The mobility-as-a-service initiatives will also be under ‘test and learn’ conditions and implemented once it proves to work effectively.

Written by Leah Alger