1. Why did Veolia Transport and Transdev enter into a merger?
The global public transport market is facing three major changes: shrinking natural resources, increasing environmental awareness and strained public finances. It was in order to prepare for these changes, and to meet the expectations of both passengers and transport authorities that the merger between Veolia Transport and Transdev was initiated.
2. What is Transdev?
With a presence in 27 countries worldwide, Transdev is the world reference in public passenger transportation. Transdev covers the whole transport chain to offer the best response to the needs of passengers and local government authorities.
3. What sets Transdev apart from the competition?
Out of all the public transport groups, Transdev is the most internationally oriented, offering the widest range of intermodal and integrated services. It is virtually unique in its involvement in every stage of public transport projects, including design, operation and maintenance.
4. What are the main advantages of the new company?
The new company embodies a new approach to business based on offering services that are both multimodal and fully integrated.
With extensive experience in blending public and private interest and expertise in contract design complemented with the characteristics of its shareholders, Transdev is the answer to both collective interests and individual needs.
It puts the strength of an international business to work at a local level.
5. What are our competitive advantages?
- Our ability to provide public services with private sector efficiency by making real commitments in terms of patronage, service quality and risk sharing;
- The fact that we take controlled operational risks on behalf of local government authorities;
- Knowledge and experience of all management models, whether public or completely private, and of a number of different countries and cultures;
- A sound reputation for providing high quality, client-focused services combined with a strong sense of corporate responsibility towards our employees and the environment;
- The close relationships that our employees maintain with the transport authorities are a defining feature of the company.
6. How are we organised?
The company is organised into 7 geographic regions, responsible for the following countries:
- Benelux (The Netherlands, Belgium)
- North America (USA, Canada)
- Germany and Central Europe (Croatia, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia)
- The UK and Northern Europe (Finland, Ireland, Sweden)
- Asia and the Pacific (Australia, China, South Korea, India, New Zealand)
- Southern Europe and the rest of the world (Chile, Colombia, Israel, Morocco, Portugal, Spain)