2017 Volume 73 Issue 5 Pages I_735-I_746
Integrated Mobility Services (IMS) provide route search, booking, and payment services of different travel modes such as train, bus, taxi, Demand Responsive Transport (DRT), and car-sharing in one application and under one pricing system. Pioneer among IMS, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) was launched in Finland in 2016, and is expected to be expanded to cities around the world. IMS provide a comprehensive service that can covers all trips of individuals in the target area; as such, it can be an alternative to owning and driving a car. As a result, travel behavior, performance and business condition of independent modes can be affected by the existence of such service. However, adequate methodologies to analyze interactions between users and service producers under IMS schemes have not been substantially discussed. Based on this background, an analysis methodology for IMS named “Multi-Cycle Model” is proposed in this paper, and the calculation of a simplified example is presented.