Innovation to meet the challenges of tomorrow
In responding to the environmental, economic and social challenges raised by growing demand for mobility, Transdev's offer embodies many of the new characteristics of modern transport: the increased importance of multi-modal transport, the need to constantly innovate and adjust supply and management models to meet new passenger and community expectations.
In the area of car sharing, Transdev has joined forces with other companies, to develop offerings to complement public transit that represent genuine alternatives to the privately owned car.
Smarter Mobility: breaking silos in the city to improve mobility
Traffic congestion problems in cities can only be solved by a global approach - one that involves all modes of transport, to break down the silos between cars, public transport and other modes of mobility. This urban transformation requires the collection, analysis and sharing of data through new information tools. As a result, digital mobility is one of the highest strategic priorities for Transdev.
For this reason Transdev and IBM signed a partnership agreement in 2011 to develop and market intelligent mobility solutions to cities, including:
- Powerful integration of multimodal data,
- Real-time and predictive information,
- Shared information between all city stakeholders,
- Innovative services for cities, operators and authorities.
An open, collaborative approach to anticipating and responding to tomorrow's mobility challenges
Like society overall, mobility is in a state of constant and rapid change. How will regions and individuals be transformed? What will future mobility look like in an age of diminishing energy resources and constrained public finances? These are the questions that drove creation of the Mobility Lab in 2009.
The Mobility Lab was designed to serve and be as close as possible to regional teams:
- exploring, with academic partners issues such as regional changes, mobility service pricing and the societal impact of services provided;
- designing innovative services based on sharing and mobility 2.0, from the germination of ideas to the development of economic models;
- developing a vision for the future of mobility with a Think Tank on "desirable mobility," a process of open innovation and co-creation with regional stakeholders and elected officials;
- understanding the evolution of regions, lifestyles and consumer behavior and identifying innovations in services, new energy sources and digital, among others.
UNITED STATES: Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE)
In suburban New York's Nassau County, Transdev began operating the Long Island Bus service in January 2012, the largest public transport contract in the US and the largest privately operated bus system in North America. Under the five-year Public Private Operating Partnership (PPOP) contract, the company will operate 404 fixed route and paratransit vehicles, carrying 31 million passengers annually.
Transdev is responsible for all operations, while the County retains the assets (vehicles and infrastructure) and approves the annual plan, budget, rates and service levels. An all out effort by regional and corporate teams ensured a smooth start to operations, including an agreement and positive working relationship with the labor union and a complete new re-branding of the vehicles, website and all passenger and marketing materials. Transdev has already brought significant savings to the County by operating far more efficiently and introducing new cost-effective, high quality processes and technology.
Transamo: Bringing vision to life
A unique center of expertise to support transit projects. Transamo works in partnership with local government authorities and public institutions on comprehensive public transportation projects. Its work may include preliminary studies, providing assistance to the project sponsor or owner, complete management of the project through full launch as well as targeted consulting and operations optimization. With their knowledge of transportation systems, Transamo engineers have developed a global methodology, "eco&go®", to integrate ecological, social and economic elements in each project.