The public service delegation entrusted since 2004 to the Régie Mixte des Transports Toulonnais (RMTT), operating as Réseau Mistral, a subsidiary of Transdev Group, has been renewed by the client, Toulon Provence Méditerranée.
Main challenges under the new public service delegation include ridership, the establishment of a heavy transport mode (BRT) in 2014, sustainable modes (bicycles, car-sharing, carpooling, …), park and rides and enhancing intermodality.
The ridership objective aims to increase current Mistral network levels, projected as 29,130,000 passengers in 2014, to 32,800,000 in 2021. Water-borne services will also be strengthened with the establishment of bato-ecobus (hybrid propulsion). A new HQE depot will complement the existing network infrastructure.
The Mistral network today comprises a fleet of 285 vehicles, 10 maritime shuttles and 725 employees. It provides services to 430,000 inhabitants in 12 communities with 114 buses and boats.
A subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts and Veolia Environnement, Transdev is one of the world’s leading public transport companies.
Transdev advises and assists local authorities, from pre-project to daily operations of public transport systems to project management. With 101,000 employees in 27 countries, the company operates 50,000 vehicles and 23 tram networks. Veolia Transdev generated revenues of 7.6 billion euros in 2012.