Keolis breidt aanwezigheid in de Verenigde Staten uit

On 1 January, Keolis began operating and maintaining a bus service in the East Valley of metro Phoenix for Valley Metro. Under the 4-year contract, Keolis will carry more than 1.5 million passengers a year on the 30 fixed, express and circulator serving the cities of Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert and Mesa (Arizona), using a fleet of 300 natural gas buses and 650 bus operators.
The Group has also been awarded a 5-year contract by the CapMetro transport authority to operate and maintain a bus network in Austin, Texas. Since 1 January, Keolis has been operating 25 bus routes, including 12 dedicated to the University of Texas, with 430 vehicles (including 20 electrics) and 900 drivers.
The award of these two contracts marks the end of a prolific year for Keolis in the United States, with the renewal of its contract in Foothill (California) until 2027 and the award of a contract in Orange County (OCTA) (California). At Foothill, the Group operates a fleet of 147 vehicles that already run on alternative energies and will ensure the full commissioning of 33 hydrogen-powered buses, making it the largest hydrogen-powered fleet in the country. 19 buses have already been added to the fleet in 2023. In Orange County, Keolis operates almost 40% of the routes linking Santa Ana to Newport Beach and Irvine, a total of 209 vehicles.
These two new contracts, with a combined turnover of 215 M€ per year, increase Keolis' presence in the United States, where it has been operating since 2010. The Group, which operates commuter rail, bus, shuttle, on-demand transport and transport services for those with reduced mobility on behalf of 13 transit authorities in 8 States, employs nearly 8,000 people in these countries.

Key figures of Austin and Phoenix contracts (USA)

  • 6 cities served
  • 30 local, express and circulator bus routes
  • 311 revenue vehicles (90% working in natural gas)
  • 858 Employees (incl. 650 drivers)
  • 25 bus routes
  • 430 vehicles (incl. 20 electric vehicles)
  • Approx. 1,200 employees (incl. 900 drivers)