One of the world’s leading multi-modal public transport operators has joined the Corporate Partnership Board (CPB) of the International Transport Forum (ITF), to participate in four projects that will focus on shared and new mobility, and decarbonizing transport networks.
The ITF is an intergovernmental organization that facilitates global dialog for better transport. It has 57 member countries and acts as a think tank for member governments, organizing a summit of international transport ministers every May. The CPB is the ITF platform for engaging with the private sector, and enriching global transport policy discussion with a business perspective. The CPB has now been joined by Transdev a subsidiary of the French Caisse des Dépôts and Veolia companies which operates 43,000 vehicles and 22 tramway networks in 19 countries worldwide.
Transdev will participate in three CPB projects in 2016-17: a study on shared urban mobility for a large metropolitan area; a project on the equity and access of new transport services for an aging society; and a project on travel time access to population and jobs in a particular city, which will allow authorities to identify effective first/last-mile solutions for access to public transport. Transdev will also participate in the ITF’s Decarbonizing Transport Project, which will enable and help countries, and other actors, to take their CO2-reduction roadmaps and corresponding actions and translate them into real results, grounding them in socio-economic data and ensuring that the transport-related UN Sustainable Development Goals (including road safety) are achieved, along with the decarbonization of the transport sector.
“This is a win-win partnership. We are really proud to become a member of the ITF’s Corporate Partnership Board,” said Nicolas Samsoen, Transdev’s chief strategy officer. “The ITF is a reference in the area of mobility, and deals with key questions that challenge Transdev in daily business. Reflection on shared mobility and autonomous vehicles, propositions for new mobility services to prolong or increase access for older citizens, or gaps between commitments and delivery on climate change mitigation, are issues we all have to face together. This partnership will help us valorize our vision of the future of mobility, but also exchange ideas and act on subjects directly with top experts and decision makers.”
José Viegas, secretary-general of ITF, commented, “We welcome Transdev to the CPB, and it is a pleasure to be working with them on a number of topics of great importance to the transport sector as a whole. Transdev has world-class experience in public transport. Their knowledge and expertise will be an invaluable asset to the work of the CPB, and thereby the ITF. Transdev’s international perspective in their activities and experience will contribute to enrich the scope of our projects, and widens the areas of excellence covered by our partners.”
The members of the ITF’s CPB are: AB InBev, AeroMexico, Brisa, China Communications Construction Company, China Ocean Shipping Company, ExxonMobil, Ford, Google, HERE, IBM, Incheon International Airport, Inrix, Kapsch, Michelin, Nissan, NXP, PTV, SNCF, Total, Uber, Venice Port Authority, and Volvo.