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)
  • 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:

  • May 2017 – At the TransitData International Workshop and Symposium in Santiago, Vicente Romero presented a software tool for public transport run-time analysis and optimization
  • May 2017 – GIRO delivered three presentations at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Montréal. Arjan van Andel shared insights into reducing the costs of special-needs transport. Stefan Gemperli spoke on planning, scheduling and operating electric-bus fleets. And Paul Hamelin addressed the need to embrace disruption in the industry in order to put public transport at the core of door-to-door mobility
  • May 2017 – Frédéric Bean took part in the APTA Bus & Paratransit conference in Reno, speaking on how to increase paratransit service quality and on new technologies for integrated, collaborative planning and scheduling
  • April 2017 – At the APTA TransITech conference in San Antonio, David Fabi took part in the Innovation Initiative session, delivering a presentation on how paratransit operators can ensure the match between trip planning, rider abilities and service scheduling
  • April 2017 – Alexandre Savard spoke at the Québec Transportation Association (AQTr) Transportation Convention and Trade Show in Montréal, on the subject of integrated mobility and the role and opportunities for public transport in the new mobility revolution
  • March 2017 – At the AndinaTraffic conference in Bogotá, Vicente Romero delivered a presentation on the relevance of advanced planning and scheduling tools for public transport in Latin America
  • March 2017 – Vicente Romero addressed the Alamys project-management conference in Peru on the topic of managing the operational model throughout the entire project cycle