Industry Veteran Will Continue to Consult on Key Projects for Keolis

ROCKVILLE, MD – July 2, 2015 – Keolis announced today that Keolis America President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Townsend is retiring after a 43-year career spanning multiple industries including oil and gas, environmental services, facilities management and transportation.

“Steve Townsend has played a pivotal role in the success of Keolis in North America. On behalf of the entire Keolis team I want to thank him for his years of dedicated service and smart leadership which has helped us grow to become a major presence in passenger transportation in just a few short years,” said Eric Asselin, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Keolis North America. “We will greatly miss Steve’s wisdom and wit, and we wish him and his wife Terri all the best as they enjoy a well-earned retirement.”

“It has been a privilege and an honor for me to have been a part of the development of Keolis in North America,” said Mr. Townsend. “I have the utmost faith in Eric Asselin and the North American team in their ability to continue Keolis’ growth, proving that there is a need for a company to provide the highest standards in customer service for passenger transportation in the U.S.”

About Keolis

Keolis is a global leader in the passenger transportation industry, operating systems in 15 countries including North America. The largest light rail operator in the world, Keolis transports 2.5 billion passengers a year via trains, buses, shuttles and taxis, and also provides fleet management and maintenance, logistics and routing services. Learn more about how Keolis and our 55,000 employees are always “Thinking Like A Passenger” at


Leslie Aun
Vice President of Communications, North America
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