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, and StreetAssistant for mobile street supervision.