Transdev, provider of multi-modal transport services, has joined the Corporate Partnership Board (CPB) of the International Transport Forum (ITF).
The ITF is an intergovernmental organisation with 57 member countries that facilitates global dialogue for better transport. It acts as a think tank for member governments and organises a Summit of transport ministers every May. The CPB is the Forum’s platform for engaging with the private sector and to enrich global transport policy discussion with a business perspective. Uber, for instance, is another well-known member of the CPB.
Subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts and Veolia and word leader in mobility, 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 ageing 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 public to transport.
Transdev will also participate in ITF’s Decarbonising Transport Project. This project 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 on socio-economic data and ensuring that the transport-related UN Sustainable Development Goals (including road safety) are achieved along with the decarbonisation of the transport sector.
“This is a win-win partnership. Transdev is really proud to become a member of the ITF’s Corporate Partnership Board. 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 Transdev to valorise its vision of the future of mobility, but also to exchange ideas and act on subjects directly with top experts and decision makers”, said Nicolas Samsoen, Transdev’s Chief Strategy Officer.
José Viegas, Secretary-General of ITF, welcomed Transdev to the CPB and expressed his pleasure at 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 Corporate Partnership Board, and thereby the International Transport Forum”, said Viegas. “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 Corporate Partnership Board are: AB InBev, AeroMexico, Brisa, China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO Group), ExxonMobil, Ford, Google, Here, IBM, Incheon International Airport, Inrix, Kapsch TrafficCom, Michelin, Nissan Motor Corporation, NXP, PTV Group, SNCF, Total, Transdev, Uber, Venice Port Authority and Volvo Group.
More information about the ITF Corporate Partnership Board, including recent work on autonomous driving, car sharing, big data and logistics performance at www.itf-oecd.org/CPB.
- Transdev joins Corporate Partnership Board ITF