On July 17-21 we were honoured to receive the visit of Yale Wong from the University of Sydney Business School. Yale’s research focus encompasses three core facets in future mobility, transport contracts and bus operations. A major area of work for Yale is to market test the mobility as a service (MaaS) proposition with the aim to understand what the community demands and businesses are willing to provide. As part of this, Yale won the David Willis Prize (2018) for pioneering work using stated choice methods to identify the structure of broker/aggregator mobility contracts. Yale has also received the ITLS Research Prize (2018) and was selected amongst a competitive pool as Youth Ambassador (2019) for Australia at the 26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Singapore. In addition, Yale undertakes a number of advisory and consultancy work with clients ranging from bus operators to industry bodies, vehicle suppliers and local government. Having previously worked in bus operations with experience in network planning and service development, Yale continues to be called upon regularly by the bus industry in his now strategic capacity looking to the future of the bus industry in an era of disruption and change.
On July 18 we hosted a public seminar attended by both academics and stakeholders on the topic of Mobility-as-a-Service and discuss its potential deployment in Luxembourg, while on July 19 we paid a visit to the Sales-Lentz facilities. Thank you Georges Hilbert and Michel Reisch for this wonderful visit and Yale for staying with us the whole week!