Timeline

  • 1979
    • „GIRO is founded by Jean-Yves Blais and Jean-Marc Rousseau. Its HASTUS software for public transport scheduling stems from their research at the Université de Montréal. First HASTUS clients include Montréal's STM and Québec City's RTC.
  • 1982
    • The GIRO/ACCES product is launched to manage demand-responsive (paratransit) services for people with disabilities. The TTC in Toronto adopts the software, followed in 1984 by the STM.
  • 1988
    • GIRO wins its first postal-sector contract from Canada Post for PostCards – a software solution to optimize mail delivery that is a precursor to GeoRoute.
  • 1996
    • GIRO offers its HASTUS software solutions in a Windows® environment, transitioning to a more configurable, generic approach.
  • 1998
    • The company introduces daily operations modules in HASTUS.
  • 2000
    • Deutsche Post becomes the first postal client to use GeoRoute to optimize daily parcel delivery.
  • 2003
    • „GIRO receives an excellence award from the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) for the new Windows-based GIRO/ACCES implementation at the STM.
  • 2005
    • Paul Hamelin is named GIRO’s President.
  • 2006
    • GIRO begins a major expansion into the rail sector with HASTUS-Rail. Installations of the software are purchased by Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), Metro Trains Melbourne, and the Belgian national railway, NMBS/SNCB.
  • 2010
    • „GIRO receives an Innovation Award from CUTA for its HASTUS-BidWeb technology which allows operators to make their work and vacation selections via the Web.
  • 2013
    • GIRO introduces its first tablet applicationYardAssistant, to manage vehicle location and assignment in depots, soon followed by CheckerAssistant to assist with ride or point checks.
  • 2016
    • GIRO wins the Western Quebec and Ontario regional round of the Desjardins Entrepreneur Awards in the International Commerce category.
  • 2017
    • Jean Aubin is named GIRO’s President.