Changing lifestyles and urban sprawl are dispersing housing, employment and service areas. The challenge for the inhabitants of rural and peri-urban areas is to have credible alternatives to the individual car to be connected to urban centres.
Mobility in these areas is critical for economic development, social inclusion, access to employment and purchasing power.
By developing adjusted and tailor-made offers, Transdev Canada has gained and regained the trust of communities that are strongly committed to the development of mobility.
Being close to everyone's needs also means enabling the transportation of the most vulnerable populations. Attentive to the inclusion of everyone and to our role as a player in social cohesion, we pay the utmost attention to the accessibility of services. We also live these values of inclusion as a local employer
New contracts in Quebec and Ontario
In Ontario, the City of St. Thomas centrally located in Southwestern Ontario and known as the historic “Railway City” has trusted Voyago, Transdev’s subsidiary, for the past 8 years to reliably operate their Conventional and Paratransit services. Embracing future transit investments The City of St. Thomas has selected Voyago to operate their transit services for another 10 years. We are excited to be working with the City as they implement some exciting new projects:
- DRT services
- Revamped schedules
- 14 new zero-emission buses, charging stations, solar generation retrofits,
- upgraded technology
- improved passenger amenities
In Ontario again, Municipality of Lambton Shores, Strathroy-Caradoc, City of Tillsonburg, Owen Sound, Middlesex County, Oxford County, Stratford-Perth County have all recently awarded Voyago individual contracts to operate new, fully accessible Inter-Community Transit services connecting bus service to Southwestern Ontario residents through a much needed new regional transit network. This network provides residents within all of these communities to easily travel throughout Southwestern Ontario.
In Quebec, Transdev won the contract for the MRC de l’Érable. From the very first planning meeting, the two organizations worked together to establish changes in record time to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the service. Serving 11 municipalities, more than 23,000 citizens will benefit from this special service, as it serves the customers of paratransit and public transit. Conceived as an evolving service, it will adjust as it is used and the level of ridership evolves. But already in the first days of operation at the beginning of November 2020, the number of passengers had exceeded forecasts.
As a leading operator and global integrator of mobility, Transdev gives passengers the freedom to move whenever and however they choose. We are proud to provide 11 million passenger trips every day, in 20 countries, with efficient, easy to use and environmentally-friendly transportation services that connect people and communities. Our approach is rooted in long-term partnerships with public authorities and businesses, and in the relentless pursuit of the safest, best quality and most innovative mobility solutions.
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