Bus

Keolis to operate Las Vegas bus service

Posted on March 19, 2013

The Las Vegas Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada awarded Keolis Transit America (KTA) a five-year contract to operate selected fixed-route bus service routes.

The contract includes service along the resort corridor of Las Vegas Boulevard as well as the Deuce on the Strip (Deuce) as well as the Strip and Downtown Express (SDX) routes. The five-year contract, with two two-year options and a one-year option, is one of two management contracts for the Southern Nevada transit system. Keolis is expected to assume management operation for its portion of the RTC’s service area on July 7, 2013.

Additionally, the contract includes operating the Lot B fixed-route local and express transit, which operates out of the Sunset Facility in South Las Vegas. There are 15 fixed routes, including 10 local routes and five express routes. Based on the latest ridership data, the Lot B routes average weekday ridership of nearly 102,000 passengers, with 87,000 and 76,000 on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Keolis will be responsible for staffing, customer service, maintenance and general operations for the system.

Keolis has also selected transit administrator Dwight Brashear as GM for its Southern Nevada operations.

Brashear has more than 25 years of transit experience, starting first as a bus operator, rising through the ranks to manage the San Diego Transit system. He also has served as GM and VP, transit operations, in other communities, including Baton Rouge, La. and Washington, D.C. In 2005, while serving in Baton Rouge, Brashear was selected by Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco to become the state transportation coordinator for the evacuation of the New Orleans area following Hurricane Katrina.

RELATED ARTICLE: Check out, "Contractors Helping Operators Manage Tighter Budgets."

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

San Diego's MTS bus service gets $2M boost

The changes to approximately 60 bus routes were approved by the MTS Board of Directors at its meeting on Thursday.

METRO Magazine launching new transit bus event

TBX is designed to connect an influential group of public transportation bus operators with a select group of product and service suppliers for an exchange of information, ideas, and solutions.

Transportation's future, electric vehicles hot topics at BusCon 2017

The show featured nearly 135 exhibitors and close to 60 vehicles, ranging from transit buses to motorcoaches and cutaways to vans, as well as some of the latest technologies available to operators on the market today.

N.C.'s CATS adds 9 new MCI Commuter Coaches

The latest MCI additions to CATS fleet feature the newest clean-diesel engine technology for near-zero emissions and improved fuel economy.

Proterra bus sets world record, drives 1K-plus miles on single charge

The 40-foot Catalyst E2 max traveled 1,101.2 miles this month with 660 kWh of energy storage capacity at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close