Road user subscriptions will fund the road ecosystems of the future says European Union Road Federation Lab

The highway of the future will not be a physical asset created and maintained by the construction industry … it will increasingly be seen as part of an emerging global services sector. “Every day we hear about Mobility as a Service (MaaS), but what about Roads as a Service?” says Christophe Nicodème, general director of the European Union Road Federation (ERF). “The role of the road is changing. We need to think much more carefully about planning (highway) infrastructure in terms of people’s needs. We must redefine our roles and put the road user at the centre of our policies. It is time for a global approach that meets the needs of, and delivers benefits for, all the different and specific road users out there.  What are the benefits we can bring? We need to ‘de-silo’ our thought processes.”