On 15 October 2020, Keolis’ Chinese joint venture (JV), Shanghai Keolis was awarded a new five-year contract by the public transport authority of Jiaxing, forming a new joint venture called Shenjia with the authority to operate and maintain the city’s new tram network. Jiaxing is one of the most densely populated city in China’s eastern coastal province of Zhejiang.
On 1 October 2020, Keolis Transit America (KTA), Keolis North America’s subsidiary, started operating the Victor Valley network in San Bernardino County, Southern California, for which the contract was awarded by Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) on 13 September 2020.
Jérôme Tolot said: "I am very honoured by the confidence Keolis’ shareholders have shown in me. I am delighted to join both the vibrant and fascinating mobility services sector and Chief Executive Officer Marie-Ange Debon in the development of Keolis as a major player in shared mobility in the world.”
Laurence Eymieu, appointed Managing Director of Keolis Lyon
Laurent Verschelde, appointed Deputy Managing Director of Keolis, responsible for the French "Grand Urbain” branch
Nathalie Juston, appointed south-eastern Regional Director of Keolis
Pierrick Poirier, appointed Managing Director of Keolis Bordeaux Métropole
On 24 September 2020, Keolis, in partnership with Urban ICT Arena, Telia, Ericsson Intel and T-engineering, launched a new autonomous self-driving, electric minibus trial in Stockholm, Sweden, using 5G technology to remotely control and supervise the vehicle. This trial aims to explore the safe introduction of self-driving autonomous electric vehicles in complex urban areas with a view to optimising route planning and traffic.