12,000 Police and Firefighters to Test Their Athletic Skills in Global Competition in Fairfax, Virginia
FAIRFAX, VA – June 22, 2015 – Keolis, a leading provider of passenger transportation services with operations in U.S. and Canada is supporting local first responders on their journey to Fairfax, Virginia to compete in the 2015 World Police & Fire Games from June 26 to July 5.
Held biennially, the World Police & Fire Games continues to grow in size and scope, in both attendance and number of countries participating. Some key facts and figures about the 2015 Games include:
Globally, Keolis manages transportation systems in more than 15 countries and is the largest light rail operator in the world
“As one of the world’s leading operators of public transit system, Keolis works closely with police and public safety teams to ensure the safety of our passengers, our employees and the communities we serve, particularly here in Northern Virginia where we operate the Virginia Railway Express, ” said Eric Asselin, General Manager of Keolis North America. “We’re truly honored to support the World Games and these hero-athletes who have traveled from across the globe to compete for the gold. ”
Keolis Commuter Services, which operates the MBTA Commuter Rail System in Boston, was a major sponsor for the Boston Police Hockey Team.
“Our first game is Saturday and we are so looking forward to it,” said team coach Gerard McHale, a retired deputy superintendent with the Boston Police Department. “Keolis has been one of the backbones of making these games a success for us and we greatly appreciate their support and commitment to the games. I can promise we’re going to do everything we can to bring home the gold medal to Boston.”
For more information on how where the sports events and activities will be taking place, please see a full schedule here.
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 www.keolisnorthamerica.com
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