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Stantec Adds Andy Boenau to Lead Global MaaS Efforts

Parul Dubey on November 18, 2019 - in News, People
Stantec, a top 10 global design and engineering firm, has added Andy Boenau to lead a new Mobility as a Service (MaaS) initiative to help communities and campuses to expand transport options. Boenau’s addition is part of an ongoing strategic focus to deploy smart mobility solutions to improve transportation systems, reduce environmental impacts, and improve economic opportunity. MaaS adds a key tool to achieving accessible, automated, connected, electric, and shared (A2CES) mobility systems.

MaaS allows customers to plan and pay for their travel across a variety of transportation modes. MaaS facilitates choices including access to transit, shared fleets of cars, buses, bicycles, scooters, and mopeds, and even tolled roadways. Households can reduce the number of vehicles owned due to the ease of use and cost savings of fleet-based transport. 

ABI Research forecasts global MaaS revenue will exceed $1 trillion by 2030. Stantec is using MaaS to help clients capture a portion of the revenue generated by the subscription economy. Clients include real estate developers, bus and rail operators, fleet managers, universities, parking organizations, and government agencies including cities, states, and regional councils.

“MaaS will give people extraordinary access to public and private mobility options,” said Rod Schebesch, Sector Leader, Transportation. “Andy’s experience with start-ups and shared mobility will help Stantec deliver the freedom of mobility so people can focus on what’s important in their lives, rather than traffic jams and parking lots.”

Boenau is a leader in shared mobility, guiding clients to create transport systems that offer far more independence than just a personal car can afford. He blends traditional design approaches with emerging technology to improve access, mobility, and safety from large cities to small neighborhoods.

“MaaS has the power to transform the way we move through our communities,” said Kelley Coyner, Stantec’s Mobility Innovation Leader. “Improved, affordable mobility options for people of all walks of life, including those with mobility issues, are something we can all get behind.”

A traffic engineer, urban planner, and mobility technology strategist, Boenau has been a leader in shared mobility, subscription-based transport, and multimodal planning.  He has developed active transportation plans for campuses, cities, towns, and historic communities, by blending traditional design approaches with emerging technology to improve access, mobility, and safety.

“There is a huge opportunity for Stantec to become ingrained in the MaaS ecosystem as a broker of all-access mobility in cities around the world,” said Boenau. “The company’s global presence, emphasis on sustainability and accessibility, and mass transit and smart cities expertise put us in a strong position to serve the traveling public through this major mobility shift.”

Boenau is a published author and prolific speaker on the topic of transportation planning, shared mobility, and MaaS. He chairs the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Transportation Planning Council, serves as vice chair of the American Planning Association’s New Urbanism Division, and is a member of the MaaS America Board of Advisors. Boenau earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech.

Stantec is a global leader in the Transportation industry, ranked among the top 10 international firms by Engineering News-Record. The firm has a strong foothold in the smart mobility space with test beds and proving grounds in urban and rural environments, including Active-Aurora in Edmonton, AB. Stantec is turning ideas into reality through deployment of AVs, zero emission bus programs, the electrification of transportation infrastructure, and the deployment of connected corridors and buildings. The firm’s smart mobility team has also engaged in feasibility studies and AV transit shuttle planning and projects across North America. To learn more, visit: www.stantec.com/smart-mobility

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