Roanne renews its confidence in Transdev for the management of the STAR network


Paris, November 7, 2013 – Transdev has won the tender for renewal of its delegated service contract to manage the STAR bus network for the Roanne metropolitan area for a period of six years. The contract represents revenues of € 43.8 million and is effective January 1, 2014.

The initial contract, awarded in 2006, was signed at the end of 2012 and then extended for one year until the end of 2013 as part of the Roanne community’s expansion of its Urban Transport perimeter. During the first delegated service period, a climate of trust was established with the city, which recognized the quality of the work performed, with ridership increasing 15% between 2007 and 2012.

In addition, the “Star Without My Car” initiative was a major success with the public and attracted national attention. The program helped demonstrated the more environmentally friendly alternatives to car travel that exist within the city.

Under the new contract, the Roanne community has set new objectives for Transdev, including:

improving finances,
deployment of a consistent offer that accommodates the new regional characteristics,
regular provision of high value-added technical support
strong involvement in the local community.
Transdev will reshape regular urban transportation services to respond to the demand, gradually integrating four suburban lines to the existing network, creating lines for communities not currently being served and implementing evening and special event services.

To support this new offer, Transdev is committed to deploying an innovative, high-performance solution operating with “dynamic scheduling,” an original ticketing solution, a real-time information system and creating five additional positions for the duration of the contract.

Transdev is committed to its six-year partnership with Roanne to support implementation of the community’s overall mobility plan and its new “metropolitan network.”

About Transdev

A subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts and Veolia Environnement, Transdev is one of the world’s leading public transportation companies.

Transdev advises and assists local authorities, from pre-project to daily operations of public transit systems to project management. With 94,000 employees in 20 countries, the company operates 48,000 vehicles and 23 light rail networks. Transdev generated revenues of 7.9 billion euros in 2012.

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