Hinchcliffe Responsible for Managing and Developing Light Rail Transit Operations As Keolis Looks to Expand in North American Market

ROCKVILLE, MD – November 25, 2014 – Keolis, a leading provider of passenger transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada, has named Robert Hinchcliffe director of light rail transit for its North American operations.

Mr. Hinchcliffe will be responsible for developing and managing light rail transit systems in the region, including the GrandLinq in Ontario, as well as business development opportunities across North America.

“Robert’s experience and commitment to serving customer needs a great complement to the mission and goals of Keolis,” said Eric Asselin, executive vice president and general manager of Keolis’ North American operations. “He will be an integral part of our North American senior leadership team as we look to expand our light rail ventures in the region.”

A native of Yorkshire, England, Mr. Hinchcliffe brings more than 24 years of experience in engineering design, manufacture, project management and business development for complex projects around the world. Before joining Keolis, Hinchcliffe spent 18 years with Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) managing projects in Europe, Hong Kong and the U.S. He has spent a significant portion of his career facilitating and developing transportation services on multiple continents and successfully building strong multifunctional international teams.

“With an ever-increasing need for swift, safe and reliable transportation, North America provides a rich environment for light rail development. I’m eager for the opportunity to develop and improve new and existing systems, creating more enjoyable commutes for our customers in the U.S. and Canada,” Hinchcliffe said.

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


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