Despite public perceptions of mass transit as a vector for COVID-19 transmission, several scientific studies have found that public transportation poses a relatively low risk of infection with the right precautions.
Keolis has implemented a range of measures around the world to help protect the safety of its passengers.
On 3 December 2020, the Syndicat Mixte des Transports du Bassin d'Alès (SMBTA), in France's Gard department, renewed its trust in Keolis for the operation and maintenance of its entire NTecC public transport network, which will be renamed Ales’Y from 1 April 2021. All mobility services will be refashioned under this new name: Ales’Y by Bus, Ales’y Carpool, Ales’y by Bike and Ales’y by Scooter.
Keolis has been awarded a bus contract worth €190 million by Nordjyllands Trafikselskab (NT), the public transport authority of the Northern Jutland region in north-western Denmark. The contract will start in August 2021.