Management & Operations

Keolis to manage, operate Greensboro Transit bus, paratransit services

Posted on October 11, 2018

Starting November 2018, electric Proterra buses will replace vehicles in the 43-bus fleet.
GTA
Starting November 2018, electric Proterra buses will replace vehicles in the 43-bus fleet.
GTA

Keolis was awarded an approximate $20 million-a-year contract to operate and manage the Greensboro Transit Authority’s (GTA) fixed-route bus and paratransit services starting in January 2019.

The N.C. fixed-route service comprises 16 routes and five Higher Education Area Transit (HEAT) routes, delivering approximately four million passenger trips annually. GTA’s paratransit services provide an additional 250,000 journeys per year.

The 3.5-year contract with two one-year options to operate Greensboro’s transit network includes safety management and training, bus maintenance and repair, fare collection, and bilingual customer service support (English and Spanish).

“Keolis and the GTA both believe in the power that sustainable public transit can yield for communities. We are excited to serve this vibrant city with strong economic growth and truly believe our partnership with the GTA will make a positive impact,” said Steve Shaw, president and CEO at Keolis Transit America. “We are inspired by the potential to provide world-class transportation services to meet the evolving needs of the Greensboro community.”

The current bus fleet will be modernized by the GTA with more environmentally sustainable vehicles through the introduction of electric buses. Starting November 2018, electric Proterra buses will replace vehicles in the 43-bus fleet. By March 2019, 14 electric buses will be in operation with aspirations to eventually have a fully electric fleet.

 

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

More News

Motiv Power names Ford industry vet O'Leary as CEO

Company founder and former CEo Jim Castelaz to transition to CTO to focus on technology expansion.

First Transit maintenance shops awarded 'Blue Seal of Excellence'

To receive ASE's Blue Seal of Excellence, 75% of the service technicians at a location must be certified by ASE.

Study explores how to attract, retain women in transportation industry

Women accounted for less than 15% of the total transportation workforce in 2017, according to data.

Report says NY MTA misled public for years about subway delays

MTA said "report is more history and politics than news, focusing on rejected practices of the past while glossing over recent reforms."

Tolar receives 3rd consecutive multi-year DART shelter contract

Company has developed a customized SmartPlace™ transit shelter solution that includes real-time passenger information.

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