RATP (Paris, France)

Created by law of March 21st, 1948, RATP EPIC1 has a mission of general interest to allow each one to easily use urban activities in the Ile-de-France region. The RATPoperated multimodal network in the Paris Region is one of the world’s largest and densest mass transit systems: 14 metro lines, two RER (regional express train) lines, five tram lines, over 350 bus lines, and shuttles to two major airports. Together they carry some three billion passengers a year.

On a daily basis, more than 10 million people use the RATP network. RATP is responsible for its infrastructure networks. It is the only operator in France using its historical network through a multiannual contract with the STIF, the Ile-de-France transport authority.

1. EPIC: National public entity dedicated to activities of industrial and commercial nature.