A new age for first- and last-mile transportation
Traditional public transit—bus, light rail, and metro—works best in dense downtowns and inner suburbs. Until now, those networks have often left large gaps as they move to lower-density neighborhoods, forcing passengers to use their own vehicles or walk long distances for the “first and last mile”—the distance between their origins or destinations and transit stops. First- and last-mile gaps mean poor service and access. Research in the US shows that needing to walk more than 0.8 kilometers (0.5 miles) to the nearest transit stop reduces trips by around 90 percent. Traditionally, this has put transit agencies in a conundrum: either expand fixed-route bus lines at high costs and with low frequencies, or tolerate poor services for low-density areas.
Drawing from our long experience as a multimodal operator, we look forward to assisting you with the construction and optimization of your mobility systems and services. Our ambition is to develop with you, in a genuine spirit of partnership, customized, safe, effective and responsible transit solutions that are adapted to your needs and constraints and closely in tune with customer expectations. The mobility of the future will be personalized, autonomous, connected and electric. This is our firm belief. Innovation is at the heart of our approach, in order to constantly improve the performance of public transportation services and make the promise of “new mobilities” a reality, for everyone. As well as uncompromising safety, which is our credo, our overriding concern is the satisfaction of our customers and the quality of their experience. Every team member in the group engages on a daily basis to meet these challenges and implement solutions both for today and for the future.
Thierry Mallet, Chief Executive Officer