Keolis strives to meet the diverse needs of regions and their inhabitants through a range of urban transport in towns and cities (buses, city-centre shuttles, Bus Rapid Transit systems), as well as regional transport (express coach services), and airport shuttle buses. The Group’s proven experience in France is now being deployed in successfully world wide.
Our operations span 42 urban & suburban networks across the globe including in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, United States, France, Netherlands and Sweden
Supporting public transport authorities in their commitment to sustainable mobility is a key part of Keolis’ corporate social responsibility policy and we have a proven record of delivering environmentally-friendly services when renewing a fleet or launching a network (for example 94% of Keolis’ bus and coach fleet in Sweden is now powered by alternatives to diesel).
Our expertise in this field has also seen us deployed by transport authorities as advisers, not just operators – maximising our expertise in ‘clean’ vehicles.
In Los Angeles County, for example, Foothill Transit chose the Group to operate its network of 147 buses, of which 14 are electric, and provide support for its draft plan for 100% electric mobility by 2030. This symbolic contract reflects Keolis’ role as an adviser, helping communities to narrow down their choices according to the specifications of their region and financial capacity.
France remains our biggest bus market, where we continue to innovate and integrate in order to provide the best possible service to passengers. Electric bus trials in cities such as Orléans, Rennes and Lyon have proven very succesful, whilst in Île-de-France, a new 100% electric mobility solution incorporating all the advantages of the tram in a bus has proven extremely popular.
Meanwhile, passengers in Bayonne-Biarritz and Amiens, can now travel on the first 100% electric bus rapid transit (BRT) service in France – getting passengers from A to B quickly, safely and in an environmentally sustainable way.
In Sweden, the Group’s teams are supporting the cities of Gothenburg and Karlstad on similar projects.