Transdev has launched an environmental dashboard that automates the collection of transport fleet data from power use to diesel emissions.
As the world marks World Environment Day today, Transdev is one of the few public transport operators using the software to help minimise its environmental footprint around Australia and New Zealand.
The dashboard measures the quantity of fossil fuels used (diesel, compressed natural gas, petrol and electricity) as well as water use across more than 2000 Transdev buses, trams and ferries in Sydney and buses in Perth and in Brisbane.
Transdev Safety and Assurance Chief Huw Bridges said the dashboard monitored green house gas emissions from Transdev operations and the impact of various initiatives to reduce those emissions.
Mr Bridges said the dashboard was part of Transdev’s commitment to cut carbon emissions intensity by 30% by 2030.
“As Europe’s leading zero emission transport operator, we have similar aspirations for our Australian operations,” Mr Bridges said.
“This system, a first for Transdev globally, is improving our ability to deliver against the sustainability targets of our Government clients and our global business.
“Not only does it given an accurate picture of our emissions but shows the impact of specific initiatives as they are rolled out.
“From smarter technology like this dashboard, smarter depots to cleaner zero emission vehicles, Transdev is moving greener to have a positive impact on the climate.”
Mr Bridges said the software gave Transdev operations and depots more clarity and power to visualise and reduce diesel, electricity and water use.
“With a clearer view of our energy use we can be more efficient and reduce our overall carbon footprint,” Mr Bridges said.
“The system collects data, minimises resources required and increases accuracy for improved reporting to clients, the Australian Clean Energy Regulator and to the Transdev Group.”
Mr Bridges said Transdev Australia and New Zealand were leading the way for the broader Transdev global group in this area.
The system will also track the diversion rate of waste generated from our facilities and public transport networks from landfill to recycling.
This allows us to improve our recycling performance across all our businesses and strengthens Transdev’s ambition to #BeatPlasticPollution, in alignment with the 2023 theme of World Environment Day.