Identify and enhance a more sustainable alternative to the
traditional cab in the remunerated transport industry
Over the years, demand for transportation services, particularly in the traditional cab industry, has declined sharply in the face of the emergence of competing ride-sharing and mobility companies such as Uber, EVA and Amigo Express. The COVID-19 pandemic has also had an impact on the cab industry, leading to a general decline in demand. At the Fabrique des Mobilités Québec, we are working on analyzing data and the cab offer in order to select an ideal offer that will correspond to more sustainable mobility.
INTEGRATION OF DATA AND CAB OFFER
The integration of data from the Bureau du taxi de Montréal (BTM) should enable the development of cab activities, notably through improved visibility in trip planners. Our objective is to establish a GOFS (General On-Demand Feed Specification) integration roadmap, which has now become GTFS-OnDemand (General Transit Feed Specification).
In this way, we are analyzing and replicating these data standards in order to experiment with their integration into trip planners.
APPROACH AND DATA SHARING
Our approach began with an initial conceptualization phase to identify priorities and generate thinking about the value of cab data. We then launched an open challenge on cab data using BTM data, which led to more targeted experimental clinics.
For example, we conducted a survey of cab companies, as we wanted to better map the knowledge around cab users among the cab companies themselves.
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CAB SHARING: MORE SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
The Fabrique des Mobilités has identified cab sharing as a new opportunity to make the cab industry more sustainable. Widely adopted in Europe, this consists of allowing a cab to carry several separate passengers on the same journey in order to share costs, reduce the number of unsatisfied cab requests and lessen the environmental impact of people’s mobility.
The Fabrique des Mobilités Québec and the Bureau du taxi de Montréal are joining forces to support operators showing interest in this initiative. The first trials are scheduled for the first half of 2023.
Analysis of the state of the Montreal cab industry and its evolution
Map the current cab industry in Montreal
COLLABORATE WITH US
Are you interested in these initiatives? Would you like to make your contribution to improving the use of cabs? Please contact us according to your profile!