Industry Veteran Known as Leader in Safety, Customer Service, and Employee and Labor Relations
LAS VEGAS – October 21, 2015 – Keolis Transit America today announced the appointment of Scott Lansing as general manager of its Las Vegas operations. Lansing is a veteran in the public transportation industry, with a track record of providing high quality and efficient transit operations.
“Scott is an outstanding leader known for his unwavering commitment to safety and for his success in improving the passenger experience, and we are pleased to have an executive of his caliber in this critically important role within our organization,” said Steve Shaw, President and CEO of Keolis Transit America. “Our partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has led to many operational improvements and milestones since our contract began two years ago and I am confident that under Scott’s leadership we will see continual improvements to the system.”
Lansing began his transit career as bus operator for the University of Virginia’s transit system. Most recently he served as Director of Bus Operations for Go Triangle in Durham, N.C., where he is credited for improving the operational safety culture and strengthening employee morale. Lansing also implemented key performance monitoring indicators bringing operational expenses into budgetary compliance while successfully managing labor relations and improving customer service. Prior to Go Triangle, Lansing worked as the General Manager for UT Shuttle Services in Austin, Texas, as the Executive Director for the Chatham Area Transportation Authority in Savannah, Ga., and as General Manager of the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company in Lynchburg, Va., among other roles.
Las Vegas is Keolis’ largest fixed-route contract in North America, serving an average daily ridership of nearly 108,000 passengers with over 9.7 million passengers transported already this year. In partnership with the RTC, Keolis manages the transit service that runs along the resort corridor of Las Vegas Boulevard as well as the Deuce on the Strip (Deuce) and the Strip and Downtown Express (SDX) routes.
Lansing is taking over general manager responsibilities from Keolis Executive Vice President Kevin Adams who is retiring at the end of the year after a long and distinguished career in public transportation.
Keolis is a global leader in the passenger transportation industry, operating systems in 15 countries including Canada and the United States. The largest light rail operator in the world, Keolis transports 3 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 60,000 employees are always “Thinking Like A Passenger” at www.keolisnorthamerica.com.
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