Participating in investments
6.2 billion euros of investments are planned for improving mobility in Brussels during the 2019-2028 period. For the most part, these large-scale investments will be financed by the annual allocation of investments awarded to STIB by the Brussels-Capital Region and the amounts allocated by the Federal government under the cooperation agreement with Beliris. As a responsible public company, STIB is also expected to help fund these investments, in so far as its resources allow, thanks primarily to savings made under the DRIVE programme.
The Drive Programme
The Drive programme sets out the annual savings plan to be achieved by STIB during the period covered by its management contract. This programme ended successfully in 2017, exceeding the targets set out in the 2013-2017 management contract: 140.3 million euros saved in 5 years, even though the objective was 129.5 million indexed according to the increase in operating costs. This entire amount was re-injected in investments in mobility in Brussels. At the end of 2018, boosted by this success, and aware of the need for lean, efficient management of its resources, STIB launched a new Drive 2.0 programme. The particular aim of this programme is to improve processes with a view to increasing employee well-being, improving quality of service for customers and continuing to cut operating costs. A description of the improvements in the Drive 2.0 programme is currently being prepared.