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
  • ALAMYS – Asociación Latinoamericana de Metros y Subterráneos
  • APTA – American Public Transportation Association
  • BIC – Bus Industry Confederation
  • CUTA – Canadian Urban Transit Association
  • ITxPT – Information Technology for Public Transport
  • SIMUS  – Asociación Latinoamericana de Sistemas Integrados para la Movilidad Urbana Sustentable
  • UITP – International Association of Public Transport

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

  • 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
  • November 2017 – Alexandre Savard joined a panel discussion on leveraging data to transform transit at the ITS World Congress in Montréal
  • November 2017 – Alexandre Savard published an article on the mobility revolution in the magazine “Routes et transport”
  • October 2017 – Simon Fortier spoke on meeting the special planning, scheduling and operations challenges of electric-bus fleets at the UITP-Busworld International Bus Conference in Kortrijk
  • October 2017 – Arjan van Andel presented in a “Learning Zone” at APTA EXPO in Atlanta, addressing how public transit as mobility manager can cover the first and last mile
  • October 2017 – Vicente Romero delivered a presentation on multimodal integration from the perspective of IT at the SIMUS conference in La Paz
  • September 2017 – Pierre Cossette took part in a panel discussion in the session on Last-Mile Operations at POST EXPO in Geneva, on the subject of future technologies and trends
  • June 2017 – At the ANTP conference in São Paulo, Jefferson Arrivabene delivered a presentation on the relevance of advanced planning and scheduling tools for public transport in Brazil
  • June 2017 – Alexandre Savard addressed the APTA Rail Conference in Baltimore on how to use data and optimization tools to plan high-quality service that factors in vehicle/network maintenance