Integration is Key
Successful and smart cities of the future will feature seamless passenger trips throughout the community: A bike ride to a bus stop. A bus trip to the metro station. A streetcar to work.
It sounds like the ideal mobility scenario, but if the systems can’t function together, headaches and hassles threaten to dampen the public transport experience and return commuters and visitors to already clogged traffic arteries. Our goal is to remove downtown congestion through the intelligent integration of all available modes.
In New Orleans, Transdev is building new streetcar lines and directing new routes to transportation hubs in the Union Passenger Terminal that links intercity rail and commuter rail with bus and streetcar access to explore the city. We’ve also provided nearly 100 percent saturation with bus stops at streetcar stations. It has helped residents and tourists traverse the community with ease.
Our success in North America is modeled after success abroad. Transdev helped eliminate traffic congestion completely in Grenoble, France by establishing a dependable connection from bus to tram and in Nantes, France, by creating ticketing solutions that cover six modes of transit. In Barcelona, two new light-rail networks ferry passengers from suburbs to city centers, joining bus stops and metro stations along the lines. We reached out to other transit agencies in the city to develop timetables that made sense to passengers.
When given the opportunity, Transdev has excelled in weaving transit networks together across the world to create optimal mobility. This trend will continue as communities recognize the value of a seamless system.