Transdev awarded contract to operate Kicéo urban transport network
Transdev GMVA Mobilités has secured an eight-year contract to operate Kicéo’s urban transport network in Golfe du Morbihan – Vannes agglomeration, signifying a major stride toward sustainability and efficiency from 2024 to 2031.
Transdev, through its subsidiary Transdev GMVA Mobilités, has announced that it has secured an eight-year contract worth €14.1 million annually to operate the Kicéo urban transport network in Golfe du Morbihan – Vannes agglomeration, France.
The decision to award the contract to Transdev has been influenced by the company’s competitive economic offer and its commitment to innovation, community engagement, as well as the region’s energy transition.
Transdev, already involved in regional mobility through Transdev CAT, will serve as the central co-ordinator for all mobility within the Kicéo network.
Transdev’s modernisation plan for 2024 to 2031 includes:
- A fleet starting with 59 buses, two minibuses, eight coaches, 11 diesel vehicles and 13 electric buses in 2024, growing to 45 electric buses by 2031
- Ensuring a smooth staff transition with a focus on constructive labour relations
- Achieving ISO 26000 certification for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to support local sustainability goals
- Using digital tools for transparent communication with the local authority
- Introducing new services and innovations such as morning services linked to train departures, service to Île d’Arz and a new ticketing system
- Emphasising energy transition with electric vehicles and driver eco-training
- Recruitment plans, including hiring additional drivers by January 2024.
By 2031, Kicéo aims to cover 3.6 million annual kilometres and transport over 10 million passengers, with a goal of increasing ridership by 30% compared to 2019 and reaching €5.7 million in commercial revenues by the contract’s end.
This contract signifies a significant step toward a more efficient and sustainable urban transport network in Golfe du Morbihan – Vannes agglomération under Transdev’s management.
David Daublain, Director of Transdev GMVA Mobilités, said: “We are delighted with the confidence GMVA has shown in us by awarding us this contract to operate urban transport for Golfe du Morbihan – Vannes agglomeration, convinced by our competitive and adapted offer.”
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