On 8 July 2019, elected officials of the Epinal conurbation authority (CAE ‒Communauté d’Agglomération d’Epinal), renewed their confidence in Keolis Group to operate the public transport network Imagine. This new 6-year public service concession begins on 1 January 2020. It will generate cumulative revenues of approximately 30 million euros. Keolis, which has operated the network since 2012, will be tasked with developing the transport offer in the region, notably by setting up evening transport services and developing a passenger information system. By the end of the contract, Keolis is committed to increasing the number of network users by 12% and revenues by 11% across the entire network.
On 28 September 2019, the elected officials of Nevers Agglomération, located in the centre of France, renewed their confidence in Keolis Group to operate the Taneo public transport network. The new 6-year public service concession begins on 1 January 2020. It will generate cumulative revenues of approximately 42 million euros. Keolis, which has been operating the network for 12 years, will be tasked with strengthening the transport offer in the conurbation, in particular by facilitating access to on-demand transport and deploying contactless payment. By the end of the contract, Keolis is committed to increasing the number of passengers by 11% and revenues by 25% across the entire network.
The first of its kind in France, this virtual mobility assistant provides an end-to-end conversational, voice-assisted experience via a mobile app. It leverages the power of artificial intelligence, smart data and voice assistance to provide passengers with an inclusive experience, supporting them with their essential mobility requirements (itineraries, service, traffic situation, etc.).
Following the green light from the French Competition Authority, Swiss Post finalised its sale of CarPostal France to Keolis Group on 30 September 2019. Under the terms of the sale, Keolis, which is owned by SNCF (70%) and by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (30%), acquires the company and its subsidiaries, as well as its employees and vehicles. With the sale of CarPostal France, Swiss Post is withdrawing from the French transport market.