Dear friends,

A s you will see in this new issue of our Routes/Roads magazine, key actors on all continents have embarked on the quest to develop mobility as a service, with the aim to deliver a more human-centered society, to quote from Japan’s plan in 2018. Approaches can vary; all involve careful demand analysis, innovative technologies and in-depth cooperation between public and private partners. They are very beneficial in that they promote public transport, among others, and lead to better service. They do not negate the need for well-designed and properly-maintained transport infrastructure, of course: good roads remain necessary to support buses and shared vehicles, for example.

… With the 27th World Road Congress (Prague, October 2023) on the horizon, it is already certain that the next year will be just as busy. Our best wishes for year 2023!…