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How to reconnect rural areas with Demand-Responsive Transport?

How to reconnect rural areas with Demand-Responsive Transport?

Rural mobility is a major issue. The gap between dense urban areas and the rest of the country, where more than one in three French people lives, is widening. Faced with the scarcity and remoteness of services and employment areas, rural areas are also poorly or hardly served by public transport. 62% of rural French people cite the lack of an adequate solution as the main reason for not using public transport for their travels.

Since its creation, Padam Mobility has aimed to make smart mobility accessible to sparsely populated areas. Taking care of the mobility of people living in peri-urban and rural areas by offering sustainable shared mobility solutions is a mission to which the company responds on a daily basis by setting up  Demand-Responsive Transport (DRT and Paratransit) services. To improve travel for all and to facilitate access to services and jobs.

How to reconnect rural areas with Demand-Responsive Transport?

Download this case study and see how 5 different territories have:

  • improved mobility for people living in rural areas;
  • improved the travel experience of their users;
  • reduced dependence on private cars;
  • reduced operating costs and optimised DRT and Paratransit service performance.

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Padam Mobility

As a key player in shared mobility, Padam Mobility meets the objectives of rebalancing the transport offer in sparsely populated areas and allows all users to move around with more freedom. The company designs and develops dynamic and intelligent Demand-Responsive Transport solutions (DRT and Paratransit) based on artificial intelligence:

Users book their rides in real time or in advance via an application, a website or a call centre.

Drivers follow the evolution of their itinerary which is optimised according to bookings.

Thanks to a dedicated management interface, transport operators can supervise operations and collect the data needed to continuously improve the service.