RTC BUS SERVICE OPERATOR KEOLIS TRANSIT AMERICA REACHES AGREEMENT WITH AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION

Two-Year Contract Provides Increased Wages and Benefits for Keolis’ Las Vegas Area Bus System Employees

LAS VEGAS – July 7, 2015 – Keolis announced today that the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1536 has overwhelmingly ratified a collective bargaining agreement with Keolis Transit America, which provides fixed route bus services for Las Vegas’ Regional Transportation Commission (RTC). The agreement, which covers drivers and mechanics, runs through July 6, 2017 and provides employees with increases in both wages and benefits.

“We are pleased that the negotiations resulted in such a positive outcome for our employees,” said Kevin Adams, executive vice president and general manager for Keolis Transit America. “We have an outstanding team of transportation professionals here in Las Vegas and with their support we will continue to provide this region with the outstanding service it has come to expect from the RTC and Keolis.”

Since 2013, Keolis has operated and provided maintenance and customer service through its contract with the RTC for 16 fixed routes in the southern half of the Las Vegas Valley, including service along the resort corridor of Las Vegas Boulevard which includes the Deuce on the Strip and Strip and Downtown Express (SDX) routes.

About Keolis

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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