BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Keolis North America releases an innovative new offering for public transit agencies (PTAs) in the United States and Canada—Keolis Evolve. Due to COVID-19, more people are moving to the suburbs and traveling outside of traditional commute times. This comes at a time when PTAs are struggling with reduced funding and a lack of immediate and qualitative data to understand where their riders are going. Keolis Evolve helps agencies better respond to passenger’s mobility needs, while making transit more economically and environmentally sustainable.
“Keolis Evolve provides detailed area and transit system mobility insights quickly and clearly for transit agencies. At Keolis, we are committed to partnering with public transit agencies to find solutions that will help make transit systems more efficient, more sustainable, more inclusive, and responsive to meet the true mobility needs in our communities,” said Keolis North America’s CEO Clement Michel.
The way people live and work—and move within their communities—has fundamentally changed. Public transportation providers must innovate and redefine what mobility means for their passengers and the communities they serve with reduced budgets. To date, most agencies have relied on outdated, or incomplete, data to understand passenger demand and allocate resources. Keolis Evolve gives agencies actionable and current insights into where people are going and how they get there. This data helps PTAs make informed decisions to better shape transit services for increased equity and accessibility system wide.
“COVID-19 has forced all of us in the transit industry to rethink how we support mobility. But we must first truly understand how people are moving today.” said CJ Bright, Director of Evolving Mobility for Keolis North America. “Keolis Evolve helps agencies understand their systems by creating better visibility into how passengers travel and how transit services can meet that evolving demand.”
As a global, multi-modal operator, Keolis partners with PTAs to help deliver Mobility as a Service (MaaS) via Keolis Evolve. MaaS creates a passenger-centric experience, focused on equity, that seamlessly integrates real-time data into daily decisions for the transit ecosystem. Keolis’ vision is to improve the life in the communities we partner with by delivering sustainable, passenger-focused, integrated mobility. Keolis Evolve helps us get there.
For more information about Keolis Evolve, please visit www.KeolisEvolve.com.
About Keolis North America
Keolis provides safe, reliable mobility services to millions of people every year. With the rider experience at the forefront, Keolis safely carries over 121 million passengers each year on local, commuter, paratransit, and commuter rail services in North America. Keolis employs over 6,300 people throughout the United States and Canada. www.keolisnorthamerica.com
About Keolis Group
The Keolis Group is a pioneer in developing public transport systems and works alongside public decision-makers who want to turn shared mobility systems into levers to enhance the appeal and vitality of their regions. A world leader in operating automated metro and tramway systems, Keolis is supported by a sustained and open innovative policy alongside all of its partners and subsidiaries – Kisio, EFFIA, Keolis Santé and Cykleo – to bolster its core business and develop new innovative and bespoke shared mobility solutions, including trains, buses and coaches, trolleybuses, shared car solutions, river and sea shuttle services, bike share services, car sharing, fully electric driverless shuttles and urban cable cars. In France, Keolis is the second largest parking company through its subsidiary EFFIA, and the country's leading medical transport solution since the creation of Keolis Santé in July 2017.
The Group is 70%-owned by SNCF and 30%-owned by the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (Quebec Deposit and Investment Fund) and employs some 68,500 people in 15 countries*. In 2019, it posted revenue of €6.5 billion. In 2019, 3.4 billion passengers used one of Keolis’ shared mobility services.
* Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Senegal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.