Brive Agglo entrusts RATP Dev with the contract to operate and maintain the Libéo urban public transport network for a duration of seven years. The goal of this new public service contract is to provide a new mobility offer, available to all.  

 Voted through at a meeting of the community council on 2 April, this public service contract will enter force on 1 September 2024 and aims to improve the balance between the 48 municipalities that make up the metropolitan area and modernise the network to make it more appealing.

RATP Dev wishes to revitalise the Libéo network by offering the local residents a public transport network that is modern, dynamic, and rooted in the local area. The objective is to encourage travellers to limit their use of their private vehicles. 

"Intermodal public transport is revolutionising travelling habits and promoting ways of getting around that are more seamless, sustainable, and less costly. That is key to shifting consumer habits away from using the car for every journey. RATP Dev is proud to help Brive Agglo put in place a mobility offer that is ever-more ambitious for the 48 municipalities of the metropolitan area and its residents," said Serge Reynaud, RATP Dev Executive Director France and Switzerland

A new and improved mobility offer with services open to all 

The new offer will take the form of routes better interconnected with other modes of transport, in particular with more routes stopping at the SNCF train station. Moreover, the service will be more frequent in the residential zones and job catchment areas.

“Thanks to this new contract, Brive Conurbation is strengthening its offer in urban, peri-urban and rural areas.  Passengers will also be able to avail of a simplified and improved on-demand transport service covering the 48 municipalities of the overall metropolitan area. The service will enable trips to the  main points of interest in the area all day Monday to Saturday, with eight or nine return journeys depending on the zone. Passengers will be able to make reservations up to two hours before the departure time. The Libéo on-demand service also includes a specific service called Libéo Emploi for commuting to and from work early in the morning and late in the evening, availability on Sunday evenings, and accessibility for passengers with reduced mobility,” said Frédéric Soulier, Brive Agglo’s President. 


Furthermore, the service will include a car-sharing service with four vehicles in Brive, Objat, and Allassac, as well as a car-pooling service throughout the area. Lastly, the vehicle fleet will be much greener since by the end of the public service contract, 100% of the commercial services on the regular routes will be delivered by vehicles running on electricity, bioNGV, or B100 biofuel.