GIRO wins Grand Prize for Rail Innovation

Montréal, QC,  –

Recent HASTUS software developments for the passenger rail industry were recognized by the Québec Transport Association (AQTr) in its 2018 Rail Innovation Awards.

GIRO was selected as winner of the 2018 Grand Prize for Rail Innovation after a shortlisting process, followed by a members’ vote during the Rail Symposium held on November 22 in Montréal, Canada. The selection criteria were industry relevance, innovation, capacity for bringing improvement, and the solution’s ability to be applied in various contexts.

“We are honoured to receive this award,” said Jean Aubin, GIRO’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Over the past several years, we have invested significantly in R&D to drive greater value for rail operators, such as SNCF Transilien, and provide solutions to support them in transforming their operations. We deeply appreciate this recognition by the industry.”

GIRO’s HASTUS software helps plan and manage passenger rail networks around the world, including SNCF Transilien in Paris; Keolis Commuter Services in Greater Boston; SNCB in Belgium; and Queensland Rail in Australia.

About GIRO

GIRO Inc. makes the HASTUSTM and GeoRouteTM software solutions that are trusted worldwide for planning and managing transport-related operations. Adapted for multiple platforms, including Web-based and mobile, GIRO’s products deploy advanced operations-research optimization techniques and powerful data-management tools. Close ties with leading research institutes and universities ensure that the latest developments are constantly incorporated to provide maximum benefits.

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