The Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) is the public administration of the metropolitan territory of Barcelona, with an area of 636 km2 and 36 municipalities with a population of over 3.2 million. It is the largest metropolitan agglomeration in the western Mediterranean and generates half of Catalonia’s region GDP. AMB has powers in the areas of social cohesion, territorial and urban planning, mobility, transport, waste management, water supply, environment protection, social housing, infrastructures and economic promotion in the metropolitan territory.
AMB is responsible for transport and mobility in the Metropolitan region, and has experience in collective urban public transport of passengers on the surface, provision of metro and underground public transport of passengers, regulation of the taxi service, approval of the Urban Mobility Metropolitan Plan, definition of the basic metropolitan road network and traffic management, management of passenger transportation with tourist purposes and management of the Barcelona ring roads.
AMB will is a renowned organisation in the field of sustainable mobility, through its participation in international networks such as Metropolis (the World Associations of Major Metropolises), UCLG (the Global Network of Local and Regional Governments), UITP (the International Association of Public Transport), or as chairs of the ITF-OECD Working Group on Public Transport. In this capacity AMB can disseminate and raise awareness of the concepts, methodology, developed tools, outcomes and replication potential of the project to a wider audience in order to gain recognition and to increase the project’s impact on the future policy making.
Role in the project:
AMB will be the leader of public transport on-demand pilot in Barcelona, defining the requirements for the service and supervising the development and operation. They will also provide their view on the sector as Public Authority, while analysing the role they could play as MaaS aggregator themselves.