MONTREAL, Sept. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, as programming for the 5th
edition of In town, without my car! day to be held in Montreal on Thursday,
September 20 was unveiled, TRANSDEV Canada General Manager and Limocar
President Paul Wren announced that TRANSDEV will take an active part in this
major event by becoming an associate partner.
"We were favourably impressed by the enthusiasm the Agence métropolitaine
de transport, chief organizer of In town, without my car! day showed in their
communication with us, and had no hesitation in being associated with this
major event," Mr. Wren noted. "Our presence as an associate partner is a
concrete gesture that demonstrates our intention to be a key player in the
development of public transportation in the greater Montreal region."
TRANSDEV, which acquired Limocar in July of this year, manages bus, tram,
train, and passenger ferry systems in France, the United Kingdom, Portugal,
Italy, Germany, and Australia. TRANSDEV operates 89 urban bus networks and 44
interurban bus systems. The Group has internationally recognized expertise in
operating tram systems. The acquisition of Limocar, one of the most successful
mass transit companies in Québec and a major urban and interurban
transportation supplier, marked TRANSDEV's first step in the transportation
market in Canada.
Apart from its financial support to the event, TRANSDEV Limocar will use
the opportunity to make its customers and partners aware of the need to
actively promote the principles of responsible, sustainable mobility to their
personnel and business partners.
TRANSDEV, a subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts, is one of Europe's largest
public transportation operators. With 12 tram networks (Grenoble, Madrid,
Melbourne, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nottingham, Orléans, Strasbourg,
Tenerife, Valenciennes, Utrecht), 2 in the planning stage (Edinburgh, Reims),
and 2 subway systems in operation (Porto, Genoa), TRANSDEV is a world leader
in the market. TRANSDEV is present in Germany, Australia, Canada, Spain,
France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Portugal. The Group manages
a fleet of 17,000 buses and coaches, 1,027 tram vehicles, 92 subway cars, 27
rail vehicles, and 34 passenger ferries. It has more than 42,000 employees,
including 13,000 in France. In 2007 it posted 3 billion euros in annual sales.
Limocar operates 320 vehicles with the capacity to transport four million
passengers a year, and has 435 employees. It provides public transport service
to over 40 municipalities through contracts with the CIT de la Vallee du
Richelieu and CIT Laurentides. It operates the Montreal- Sherbrooke intercity
route providing daily bus service to about 15 municipalities in the Eastern
Townships region. Limocar has been engaged in the transportation of school
children for close to 25 years. It operates about 130 routes, throughout
Quebec, and it is one of the leading school bus transporters in southwestern
Montreal and the Sherbrooke areas.
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