Aims of the project:
- The project has been beginning for 12 years just in Rennes and all around it. Today, the KorriGo card is employed on transport’s networks of the most important cities and on the railway’s network in Brittany. Since 2016, the card developed technically to host urban services applications. At the moment, we work on the building of a multiservices platform to manage datas generated by KorriGo cards.
Key challenges and how were these overcome:
- From the beginning, the political will was to create a card used in all the Brittany’s transports. With 2 metropolis, 17 authorities of transport and a lot of medium-sized cities which had similar needs but not the same size or the same budget, historical partners Rennes Metropole and Brittany Region had to convince others authorities to adopt this card, taking about territories specificities.
Key success factors:
- Partners advanced step by step. Each one integrated the device when it was ready. First ones, Rennes Metropole and Brittany Region have been using KorriGo from the beginning and today in 2018, a new local authority, Saint Malo, are going to join the device. Partners are free to choice their ticketing system but on one condition, to accept and only use KorriGo Card.
- Partners resort to the same process to develop now urban services; not in the same time but always using KorriGo Card.
- KorriGo is a mark created and shared by all the partners. Local authorities had to step aside in favour of the mark which contribute to the success of the project.
- The kind of governance decided by partners is unique. They didn’t constitute a “syndicat mixte” as usual but they only signed a best practical charter. Privates companies of transports and local authorities work together in good intelligence.
How long the project took from concept approval to implementation: The first step of the project was implemented in 2006 with the use of the KorriGo card in buses and trains in Rennes and all around of the city. But first thought and exchanges between local authorities began in 1999.
How long has the project been operational: KorriGo services card has been deployed for 2 years but a first experimentation existed in 2014 with students in Rennes.
Total project cost: It depends on each local authority’s project. Functionalities and size of the project are different and depends on the size of local authorities.
How was the project funded: KorriGo card was created to incite the use of public transport. Thanks to the success of the card, 2 per 10 bretons have the card, local authorities decided to develop urban services which lean on this card.