Keolis to continue operation of Las Vegas bus network
The region’s rapid growth and booming tourism industry means the public transport system must remain up-to-date with passengers’ demands and mobility needs…
Keolis has announced that it will continue to operate the Las Vegas bus network and bus rapid transit service that completes more than 37 million passenger trips annually, covering 13 million vehicle miles per year.
They have renewed the contract with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for the operation and maintenance of fixed route and bus rapid transit (BRT) services in the southern Las Vegas Valley. These routes include the Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) and the Deuce along the corridor of Las Vegas Boulevard, as well as residential routes along Sahara Boulevard, Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway.
Keolis has been operating routes in the region since 2013; the five-year contract extension will begin in July 2018. Under this extension, Keolis will continue to be responsible for a fleet of over 250 buses across 17 routes, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Tina Quigley, General Manager of the RTC, said: “The RTC is pleased to extend its partnership with Keolis as we work together to ensure those who live in and visit Southern Nevada have access to a convenient, efficient and reliable transit service.”
In addition to operating the RTC bus fleet, Keolis is responsible for all facets of bus maintenance, ensuring they run safely, efficiently and on time.
“Keolis is committed to helping people travel safely, comfortably and efficiently anywhere we operate,” said Francis Julien, General Manager of Las Vegas operations for Keolis. “We’re thrilled to continue our work with the RTC and to enhance Las Vegas’ transit experience for residents and tourists alike.”