Veolia Transportation

Smart Development. Smart City.

We know that a thriving public transit system is the cornerstone of successful cities. 

The Urban Environmental Management Research Initiative, which includes urban planning researchers from around the world, created these important guiding principles for public transportation that Transdev works toward in all our operations in North America and around the world. Transdev maintains a global commitment to smart, safe and sustainable public transport solutions.

  • Limit Sprawl and Improve Land Use.  A concentrated populace uses land  more efficiently. Removing the need for automobile trips and moving origins and destinations closer together reduces the loss of agricultural and recreational land. Fortunately, newer generations are urban seeking and are reversing decades of suburban sprawl.
     
  • Incentivize Lower Impact Transportation 
    It’s important to prioritize less polluting modes of transportation when designing networks and systems. Design must also include pedestrian access and dedicated bicycle infrastructure to provide attractive alternatives that link with public transport options.
  • Prioritize public transportation  
    Prioritizing public transportation through innovative solutions is the ideal. This means creating new access to public transportation that didn’t exist before and providing solutions to help passengers on multi-modal journeys.
  • Integrate Transport Modes   
    Integrated networks provide incentives for passengers to seek public transport solutions and makes the entire community more efficient in all capacities. 
  • Consider historical significance and aesthetics    
    Protect historical sites and archaeological resources, reduce noise pollution, and consider aesthetics in the planning, design and construction of transportation systems.

Transdev has partnered with countless cities where transportation has been the foundational element in improving the quality of life, transforming the urban landscape and in eliminating traffic congestion. Elected officials are recognizing that the vibrance of a city comes from a never-ending commitment to smart development and savvy urban design. Building an exceptional, intelligent public transportation is a cornerstone of that strategy.

With 150 years of working in partnership with cities around the globe, we bring our clients the efficiency and innovation of the private sector, along with a mindset devoted to public service and intelligent urban design. 


Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.

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