Keolis will function and preserve a complete of 117 buses for Loudoun County’s 28-line community.
Loudoun County Transit
Keolis was awarded a five-year contract to function and preserve Loudoun County, Virginia’s bus community, beginning April 1.
The 28-line community encompasses a number of cities together with Ashburn, Sterling, Leesburg, Purcellville, Hamilton, Stone Ridge, and South Using. It connects 415,000 residents to the Washington Metropolitan Space Transit Authority (WMATA) Silver Line, Arlington bus community, and MARC commuter trains, in addition to the Virginia Railway Categorical (VRE), operated by Keolis.
The group will function and preserve a complete of 117 buses, together with 64 commuter buses manufactured by MCI, 16 40-foot Gillig-made buses, and 37 Ford Cutaway buses for fixed-route and paratransit providers. The providers supplied by Keolis are anticipated to hold 1.6 million passengers yearly.
A number of components that contributed to Keolis being chosen as an operator for Loudoun County included its experience in enhancing upkeep processes and passenger expertise throughout its international operations — from restoring ridership to pre-COVID ranges and improved punctuality to car cleansing and disinfection.
As a part of the contract, Keolis may even welcome some 120 new staff from the 2 current operators of Loudoun County’s bus community. The handover between operators is at the moment underway with the intention of offering a clean transition earlier than the introduction of recent operational measures.