Our Vision for Cities

Gridlock eliminated. Pollution waning. Inspired urban design.

Smart mobility creates a seamless symphony where all modes work together to benefit passengers and the community.

The first hints at what the future urban landscape will resemble are emerging. Soon, electric buses on rapid routes will transport commuters from strategically placed hubs. Light rail networks will sprawl like spider webs from city centers. On-demand autonomous pods and shuttles will ferry passengers from streetcar stops to pubs, restaurants and shops as walkable and bikeable arteries proliferate without the beeps and honks of ubiquitous automobiles.

3,000 passengers per day transported in our AV operations
AVs are a zero-emission mobility option for communities

Keeping P.A.C.E.

The future of mobility in urban centers will be Personalized, Autonomous, Connected and Electric.

New, sustainable transit solutions will connect people like never before. Transdev is already seeing pieces of this new ecosystem develop in pilot programs around the world, where mobility is a monthly subscription service and vehicles await at stations to shepherd passengers to their destinations when walking is not an option. Soon, these new approaches will be ubiquitous across urban and suburban environments.


Modes, journeys and information are and will continue to be tailored to match individual users and their needs. Our GoMobile platform features digital ticketing, real-time arrival information, maps, schedules, and stops nearest you.


Autonomous shuttles and pods will increasingly be integrated into public transportation. Our strategic partnerships with industry leaders are implementing solutions in a series of robust pilots in the U.S., France, Australia, Netherlands, and more.


Digital solutions in the palm of passengers’ hands anticipate mobility needs at any time of day. These will become increasingly more helpful, accurate and predictive—to connect passengers to the best information at every step in their journey.


Zero-emission mobility will further minimize public transit’s environmental impact. Transdev will operate 400 electric buses by the end of 2017 as the world’s largest operator of electric buses outside of China.

Smart Development. Smart City.

Successful and smart cities will increasingly feature seamless passenger trips and the integration of autonomous networks. New first/last mile solutions will give more people access to public transit. Data will optimize flows, connectivity and convenience. Our goal is to help clients reduce downtown congestion and improve overall mobility through the intelligent integration and real-time coordination of all available modes.

Population and demographics continue to adjust as people move towards city centers and as the urban fabric evolves. Integrating transit and reshaping routes and new on demand services to match the needs of riders will reduce the reliance on single-occupancy vehicles.

In New Orleans, Transdev is helping the Regional Transit Authority expand its iconic streetcar system with two new lines since 2013 and an ambitious plan for the future. The system is the most multi-modal in the U.S., with nearly 100% of bus routes connected to the streetcar system. This integration helps residents and tourists traverse the community with greater ease.

The QLINE streetcar system in Detroit connects to downtown bus circulators, major bus routes and inter-city rail networks providing a vibrant network of transportation.

The Cincinnati Bell streetcar links to a major transit hub that serves city and regional residents.

Transdev’s success in North America is modeled after our success abroad

Through the urban mobility renaissance of the last 30 years, we’ve witnessed and worked with communities rededicating their streets to transit and pedestrians.

In Sydney, our light-rail customer experience is fueling growth and expansion into new neighborhoods. New expansions in this high-capacity system will be completed by 2019, offering service every four minutes in peak hours.

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.

In Reims, France, Transdev redesigned bus routes to align with a new tram running through the urban center. Additionally, we worked with the city to create a new fare card that would encourage multi-modal connectivity.

In Nantes, France, we supported our client in a long term contract to increase frequency, and redesign routes and timing to optimize transfers between modes. A region-wide ticketing system was implemented. We even innovated with innovative, attractive waiting spaces where modes intersect. A major focus on integrating walking and biking has been very well received. The city has been transformed, reversing prior years of population decline.

In Grenoble, France, Transdev helped the city eliminate traffic congestion completely by establishing a dependable connection from bus to tram and eliminating private cars in the downtown area with the expansion of the tram to five lines.

In Europe, Transdev’s strategic partnerships in the auto industry are helping us take a leadership role in autonomous shuttle and pod pilot programs on open roads—we’re bringing similar projects to North America and Asia, soon.

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About Transdev
Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.

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