Keolis has been awarded a five-year contract worth approximately €110million to operate and maintain its OmniRide bus service in Virginia from November 2020. OmniRide serves William County and its surrounding areas, which has 4.6 million inhabitants who use local and commuter services into Washington DC. A total of 166 buses will run on the network which includes 26 routes and 17 park-and-ride car parks. They expect to carry around four million passengers a year.
“We are delighted that the PRTC, our partner of 10 years, has again placed its trust in us with the award of the OmniRide bus network,” says Bernard Tabary, CEO International, Keolis Group.
“They can be reassured that we will focus on safety, continuous improvement, innovation, employee engagement and transparency. Drawing on our international track record as a multimodal operator, we are committed to offering OmniRide passengers a top quality mobility option offering a safe and reliable alternative to private car use and thereby helping to reduce congestion and pollution”.
Keolis has been operating in North America since 2002, and carries 116 million passengers on fixed route, tram and commuter rail services in 21 cities. It employs 6,000 people in the US and Canada.