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Regulating Connectivity of Multimodal Digital Mobility Services

Christian Koenig, Carlos Deniz Cesarano


Keywords: multimodal digital mobility services, distribution markets, data access, unbundling, distribution commission

Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS) increase the attractiveness of the public mobility sector and thereby contribute to sustainable, demand-oriented and climate-friendly passenger transport. However, MDMS are currently deployed in a fragmented manner, lacking a proper legal and market framework to develop more successfully and to provide a full range of offers across the EU. The mobility sector is characterised by market power asymmetries and vertical integration, which are obstacles to the deployment of MDMS. These obstacles must be overcome by a clear European legal framework providing adequate regulatory instruments in order to create a level playing field that enables effective competition in the distribution markets. When shaping this legal framework within the MDMS-Initiative of the European Commission, existing legislation from other regulated sectors can be considered as legislative references.
Keywords: multimodal digital mobility services; distribution markets; data access; unbundling; distribution commission

Christian Koenig is the Director of the Center for European Integration Studies and Professor of Law at the University of Bonn; Carlos Deniz Cesarano is a Research fellow and PhD Candidate at the Center for European Integration Studies at the University of Bonn. The article is based on legal opinion.


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