The transport offer and its outlook

Having an inventory of the transport offer for the urban and suburban services that differentiates between the institutional offer and the informal offer.

The urban transport offer should be compared to the mobility needs of the local population in terms of both quality and quantity. The delay in extending the offer to sectors experiencing population growth and/or increased activity can lead to the development of an informal offer that is often characterised by a low quality of service.

In addition to the increase in supply made possible by higher-capacity vehicles, the acquisition of new buses is a factor in improving the operating productivity, profitability and quality of service.

Related questions

  • Does the current offer generally meet the mobility needs of the local population? If not, what are the causes of supply shortages (not enough hours of service and intervals that are too long, saturated offer, etc.) ?
  • What is the role of paratransit (modal share, performance and geographic coverage)?
  • Which routes should be improved first?
  • Which developing areas urgently require a structured offer by extending or creating routes?
  • Is the network organised according to structured routes and internal service routes within the districts?
  • Is there already an assessment of the routes that could get new vehicles?
  • Is there an appreciation of the modernisation that could be associated with the acquisition of a significant tranche of new vehicles (including methods for running routes)?
  • What strategy should be adopted regarding the paratransit offer (synergies, professionalisation, transition plan)?