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Research project: Solent Future Transport Zone. Theme 1: Passenger Mobility

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The Solent Future Transport Zone (FTZ) is a £28.75 million programme funded by the Department for Transport between 2020 and 2024 to trial innovative and sustainable ways to move people and goods

The Solent FTZ is a multidisciplinary project undertaken in collaboration with the University of  Portsmouth and Solent Transport, comprising Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council, Isle of Wight Council, and Hampshire County Council. Under Theme 1 (Passenger Mobility), the University of Southampton will develop and test a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) App in collaboration with a MaaS provider and investigate travel behaviour change to reduce private car usage, making travel journeys smarter and greener within the Solent sub-region. The University will also undertake monitoring and evaluation to assess the extent that the programme will change travel behaviour, reduce congestion,  improve air quality, tackle climate change and transform the Solent sub-region into a better place to live and work.

The University will also be undertaking research under Theme 2 (Sustainable Urban Logistics).

The work on MaaS will involve stated preference experiments to investigate barriers and incentives and Human Factor methods in terms of iterative inclusive design. The work on Monitoring and Evaluation will build on earlier work by the Centre for Sustainable Travel Choices and will provide a programme level assessment along with assessments of individual interventions.


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