Transport on demand
Expertise for optimised transport
With our KeoRide and Ke'Op applications, Keolis has the expertise to offer a suitable solution for people's mobility needs. Transport On Demand connects the user's location with public transport or public transport with a company. Our driver arrives when you are ready to go and takes you to a public transport interchange.
Using an app, customers can book a Keoride with drivers who are travelling in the same direction. It calculates an optimised flexible route to pick up and drop customers close to their destination. The vehicle has track-and-trace which enables the customer to track the vehicle. This means you are updated in real time when the driver is arriving.
Transport on demand is perfect in areas where there is little public transport or can be used to supplement existing public transport. Depending on the needs, big or small vehicles can be used.
Solution for First and Last Mile
Keolis has completed several projects worldwide where the on-demand model has been a success. In Australia, Keolis Downer successfully introduced KeoRide as a first and last mile solution, adding a simple connection with public transport with short waiting times. The drivers pick up the customer from home, a pick-up point or a local bus stop. Passenger cars are used to transport small groups quickly. The main advantage of this model is that no extra parking needs to be created and that the customer only needs to walk short distances.
Again in Australia, KeoRide was integrated as a public transport solution in a 7.5 km2 area around an industrial estate. Employees are picked up at home or at an agreed place and transported to and from the company. This type of on-demand transport makes it possible to collect a group of people and take them to their separate destination point. Like carpooling, this service encourages people to exchange their cars for a new form of commuter transport to work or university. Some of the advantages are that no parking needs to be provided or paid for and people spend less time travelling on public transport.
KE’OP: the booking app
In 2018, Keolis rolled out a new service in Bordeaux called Ke'Op. Using the simple and intuitive KE'OP application, users can book a trip in a couple of clicks. They log in and enter their destination. The KE'OP application shows the nearest pick-up location. The app optimises the trip and shows the wait time. As a passenger, you enjoy a comfortable journey on one of the 10 buses that operate from Monday to Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. This solution reduces the number of cars on the road. Hybrid or electric vehicles can also be used for this service.