FRANCE: Dijon municipality has awarded incumbent Keolis a new contract to operate transport services under the DiviaMobilités brand.

The seven-year ‘global mobility’ contract starting on January 1 2023 includes the city’s two tram routes as well as buses, cycle hire and car parking. The authority says the new contract is designed to facilitate local travel while encouraging users to choose low-impact and shared transport rather than private cars.

As part of the contract, the fare collection system is to be modernised to enable all DiviaMobilités tickets and passes to be bought and topped up directly using a smartphone, with multimodal ticketing extended across the network.

Travel information will be improved, with better integration of all modes into the route planner including walking. Real-time information about disruption will be made available through the website and the DiviaMobilités mobile app.

Keolis will support the city’s ambition of achieving a 12% modal share for cycling by 2030, as well as its plans to deploy a fleet of hydrogen buses.