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Veolia Transport North America

  • Veolia Transportation was the North American business unit of Veolia Transport. It has since been passed on to Transdev and renamed Transdev North America in 2014.

Veolia Transport Canada

  • In April 2005 Veolia were awarded the contract in York Region in suburban Toronto, Ontario, Canada running the bus rapid transit (BRT) naming the routes VIVA and joining with York Region Transit (YRT) as a one fare transit system.

Veolia also operated transit services in the Greater Montreal Area:

  • CIT Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan.
  • Ville de Sainte-Julie Transit.
  • Ville de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Transit.

Veolia Transport United States

Connex arrived in the United States in 2001, with the acquisition of Yellow Transportation in Baltimore, Maryland. On September 1, 2005, Connex acquired ATC from National Express, making Connex-ATC the largest privately owned public transportation company in North America. ATC was formed in 1951 and originally owned bus companies before becoming a contractor.

In 2006, Connex-ATC changed its name to Veolia Transportation, acquired ShuttlePort, and won several contracts in the US, including:

  • Antelope Valley Transit Authority in Los Angeles County, California.
  • Atlanta: In suburban Gwinnett County, Georgia, Gwinnett County Transit operated bus routes within as well as Xpress Bus routes to Atlanta.
  • Austin: Capital MetroRail and bus routes throughout Austin and surrounding communities. In March 2009, employees of Veolia Transportation were said to have tested trains on rail sections without prior approval and hence the Capital MetroRail was delayed.
  • Boston: Veolia operated the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's regional commuter rail operations from 1 July 2003 until 30 June 2014 in conjunction with Bombardier Transportation and Alternate Concepts. as the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad.
  • Charleston: Veolia operated buses for CARTA
  • Charm City Circulator operated service throughout Downtown Baltimore. It began service in 2010.
  • Denver, CO: Regional Transportation District (RTD) routes throughout the metro-wide District.
  • Greensboro, NC: operated buses for Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA)
  • Las Vegas: RTC Transit in Las Vegas including The Deuce & MAX (Contract expired July 7, 2013)
  • Los Angeles: Metrolink, 2005–2010. A Connex/Veolia engineer texting on-duty was responsible for a head-on collision causing 26 deaths and 135 injuries, the deadliest incident in Metrolink history, leading the Metrolink board to return to the previous contractor, Amtrak.
  • Miami: Tri-Rail, a train system won in 2007 in the Miami metropolitan area of Florida.
  • Napa County, California: Operated Vine Transit system.
  • Nassau County, New York: Veolia won a contract to operate Long Island Bus (renamed Nassau Inter-County Express) in place of the MTA effective January 1, 2012.
  • New Jersey: Certain bus routes in Monmouth County as part of New Jersey Transit Bus Operations.
  • New Orleans: New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, won in 2008
  • Phoenix: the Valley Metro bus system serving the Phoenix metropolitan area of Arizona with contracts in Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe,
  • Redding: Redding Area Bus Authority
  • Sacramento: In suburban Yolo County, California, Yolobus provides public transportation.
  • San Diego: San Diego Metropolitan Transit System bus routes and the SPRINTER DMU rail system in San Diego County, California.
  • Victor Valley: Victor Valley Transit Authority serving the Victorville, California area.

Veolia employed over 16,000 employees with 6,500 vehicles and a revenue of over $1 billion. in 2005 in North America. Its executive team included Mark Joseph (CEO of VTNA). It was headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Veolia also owns the Supershuttle shared-ride airport shuttle service, as well as the ExecuCar black car/sedan service. Veolia also operated taxicab services across the country under various brands.

Veolia Transport Overview

Veolia Transport Type: Transport Division
Veolia Transport Industry: Transportation Services
Veolia Transport Predecessor: Compagnie Générale des Eaux
Veolia Transport Founded: 1876 (1997)
Veolia Transport Defunct: 2011
Veolia Transport Fate: Merged with original Transdev
Veolia Transport Headquarters: Paris, France
Veolia Transport Key People: Henri Proglio (Chairman and CEO)
Veolia Transport Products: Transportation as Veolia Transportation
Veolia Transport Revenue: €6.1 billion EUR (2009)
Veolia Transport Number of Employees: 83,654 (2009)
Veolia Transport Parent: Veolia


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