Keolis wins 5-year transit services contract for Loudoun County, Virginia

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Keolis announces that it has been awarded a five-year contract to operate and maintain public transit services in Loudoun County. This new contract for Keolis further strengthens its multimodal presence in the northern area of ​​Virginia. Loudoun County has a proven track record of serving Northern Virginia for decades with fixed-route, commuter, and paratransit services.

Loudoun County Transit’s goal is to promote connected communities through innovation, while providing leading service to its passengers. In addition to providing convenient transportation options in Northern Virginia, fixed-route, commuter, and paratransit services connect residents to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Silver Line.

Several key factors contributed to Keolis being selected as Loudoun’s top-ranked company in the county’s competitive procurement process, including leveraging global maintenance process expertise; and offer innovative solutions to improve the passenger experience. This expertise will enable Keolis to meet the mobility needs of the Loudon County community, providing residents with reliable, safe and equitable transportation options.

Keolis currently has area contracts with the Virginia Railway Express and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission’s OmniRide services. This latest partnership in the region underscores Keolis’ localized growth and reputation as a trusted operator in the Washington DC Metro and Virginia Northern Corridor.

We are thrilled to partner with Loudoun County as they seek to implement innovative solutions for their transit services and improve community mobility.said Clément Michel, CEO of Keolis North America. “Keolis will combine our multimodal experience in the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia metro area with our passenger-focused expertise to deliver sustainable, equitable and inclusive mobility to the Loudoun County community.

Keolis will begin operating Loudoun County transit services beginning April 1, 2021. The parties are in the process of carrying out transition activities to ensure a smooth transition that will provide improvements to the evolving needs of passengers in the community.

About Keolis in North America

Keolis provides safe and reliable mobility services to millions of people every year. With the passenger experience at the forefront, Keolis safely transports more than 121 million passengers each year on local, commuter, paratransit and commuter train services in North America. Keolis offers transport agencies a Mobility as a Service product, Keolis Evolve, which identifies innovative solutions to meet changing transport demand. An employee-first company, Keolis employs more than 6,300 people in the United States and Canada.

About the Keolis Group

The Keolis Group is a pioneer in the development of public transport and supports public decision-makers who wish to make shared mobility levers of attractiveness and dynamism for their territories. World leader in the operation of automated metros and trams, Keolis relies on a sustained and open innovation policy alongside all of its partners and subsidiaries – Kisio, EFFIA, Keolis Santé and Cykleo – to strengthen its core business and develop new innovative and tailor-made shared solutions. mobility solutions, including trains, buses and coaches, trolleybuses, shared car solutions, river and maritime shuttle services, self-service bicycle services, car sharing, fully electric autonomous shuttles and urban cable cars. In France, Keolis is the second player in parking through its subsidiary EFFIA, and the national leader in healthcare transport solutions since the creation of Keolis Santé in July 2017.

The Group is 70% owned by SNCF and 30% by Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec and employs some 68,500 people in 15 countries*. In 2019, it achieved a turnover of 6.5 billion euros. In 2019, 3.4 billion passengers used one of Keolis’ shared mobility services.

* Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Senegal, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States.

Melvin Z. Madore