Industry leadership

Innovation and expertise drive our success. To maintain our industry leadership position, GIRO devotes 30% of its resources annually to research and development.

To find solutions to tomorrow’s challenges, we benefit from close ties with acclaimed research institutes and universities, including:

  • Consortium Bus Électrique – Québec (Canada)
  • Institute for Data Valorization (Canada)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
  • McGill University (Canada)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada)
  • Polytechnique (Canada)
  • Université de Montréal (Canada)

GIRO values exchanging information to help improve public transport and postal operations. We achieve this by hosting yearly User Group workshops and through active participation in industry associations as well as in trade shows and conferences. Visit our Exhibitions page for details of the next events that we will be attending.

Associations of which GIRO is a member include:

  • AGIR – Association pour la Gestion Indépendante des Réseaux de transport public
  • APTA – American Public Transportation Association
  • BIC – Bus Industry Confederation
  • CUTA – Canadian Urban Transit Association
  • ITxPT – Information Technology for Public Transport
  • UITP – International Association of Public Transport

Our experts regularly speak at conferences and contribute to publications. Recent contributions include:

  • October 2018 – At the California Transit Association’s Fall Conference & Expo in Long Beach, presenters from GIRO and LA Metro described the HASTUS software’s role in the major network redesign in Los Angeles
  • October 2018 – At POST-EXPO in Hamburg, Bastian Schilling gave a joint presentation with Swiss Post on how dynamic routing with GeoRoute helped the postal organization reduce its last-mile costs
  • July 2018 – Charles Fleurent explained how to successfully optimize a bus-fleet maintenance plan at CASPT in Brisbane
  • June 2018 – Alexandre Savard discussed how to combine MaaS and passenger rail at the UITP-SITCE conference in Singapore
  • June 2018 – Alexandre Savard presented strategies for enhanced data-driven services in the context of a MaaS ecosystem at the APTA Rail Conference in Denver
  • May 2018 – At the APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference in Tampa, Pierre Giroux explained ways to use data to optimize vehicle-maintenance planning. Guilhem Hammel also addressed how to decide where best to use on-demand services to replace or supplement fixed routes
  • April 2018 – Mohab Abla addressed the UITP MENA Conference in Dubai with a presentation on how to leverage data to improve customer experience
  • April 2018 – David Fabi took part in the APTA TransITech conference in Jacksonville, speaking on how deep learning – a subset of artificial intelligence – shows immense promise for the improvement of public transport
  • March 2018 – GIRO delivered three presentations at the IT-TRANS Conference in Karlsruhe. Stefan Gemperli spoke on scheduling and operating electric-bus fleets, and discussed solutions for common challenges in service planning. Nurhan Cetin delivered a presentation on a new approach to implementing on-demand services