Introduction

Since 2008, Tisséo-SMTC, the Public Transport Authority, is managing a local carpooling service covering the Toulouse urban area level and beyond. Even if the number of carpoolers is constantly increasing since then, Toulouse sees the CHUMS project has a great opportunity to attract new users to the Tisséo service, put them in contact and keep them using it. Toulouse wishes to experiment fresh ideas that have worked in other cities and countries in the frame of carpooling.

Background

Tisséo-SMTC has an extensive experience in the field of Ecomobility services, running a carpooling service as well as promoting and accompanying companies and administrations to develop carpooling usage by their employees (organization of events, personalized mobility plans with a geo-localization system).
The demonstration sites in Toulouse are the “TOP” Business Park in South West Toulouse comprising of 17 companies with around 12 000 employees (5 500 public and 6 500 private) and the “Heliopole” Business Park in North Eastern Toulouse
with 10 organizations that have about 2.100 employees (300 public and 1 800 private).
In March 2015, before the CHUMS actions were implemented, Heliopole had 61 registered carpoolers and Top had 504 (total: 565). In the framework of the CHUMS project, Tisséo wishes to go further by implementing carpool weeks, mobility jackpots lotteries and personalized travel plans in order to increase the number of carpoolers registered.

Showcase of the Toulouse implementation.