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
  • SIBRT – Asociación Latino-Americana de Sistemas Integrados y BRT
  • UITP – International Association of Public Transport

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

  • November 2016 – Simon Fortier shared insights into how to get the most out of integrated mobility at the CUTA Fall Conference in Vancouver
  • November 2016 – At the SIMUS conference on sustainable urban mobility in Mexico City, Vicente Romero presented how public transport in Latin America could benefit from advanced planning and scheduling tools
  • October 2016 – Alexandre Savard spoke at the Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition about using data and optimization tools to increase service quality while reducing costs
  • October 2016 – At the ITS World Congress in Melbourne, Alexandre Savard delivered a presentation on the role and opportunities for public transport as integrated mobility transforms the industry
  • October 2016 – Éric Lebel addressed the AQT (Québec Technology Association)'s Big Bang Conference and shared lessons from GIRO’s success as a technology company in the international market
  • September 2016 – Arjan van Andel discussed the role of public transport in the first mile and last mile of mobility-on-demand services at the APTA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles
  • August 2016 – At the APTA Multimodal Operations Planning Workshop in Calgary, Simon Fortier presented the “PEER” KPI and its usefulness in harnessing the synergy between APC and AVL data
  • June 2016 – Bastian Schilling and Laurent Gély presented at the E-BISS international postal conference in Lisbon how the GeoRoute software applies dynamic routing to manage postal services
  • May 2016 – Stefan Gemperli delivered two presentations at the CUTA Annual Conference in Halifax, one on the benefits of multimodal synchronization and the other on the impact of electric-bus design options
  • May 2016 – At the APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference in Charlotte, Anna Bragina discussed strategies to integrate third-party service providers into paratransit delivery, while Frédéric Bean addressed the impact of electric buses on scheduling and operations
  • April 2016 – David Fabi discussed GIRO’s approach to self-service business intelligence and some of its operational key performance indicators at the APTA TransITech Conference in San Diego