MONTRÉAL, Oct. 31, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Orléans Express, the intercity division of Keolis Canada and Taxelco, owner of Téo Taxi, announce a partnership aiming to make life easier for passengers, and offer together a turnkey service. By offering a last mile management solution, the companies are taking a first common step towards a door-to-door service. This new service is indeed the first phase of the Keolis vision of a completely integrated solution, with only one transaction combining coach and taxi.
A Promising Future
From now on, passengers heading to Montréal will be able to request a ride through the Téo Taxi app a few minutes before the end of their trip. Their Téo Taxi will be waiting for them inside the coach terminal to continue their trip seamlessly. ''This project is part of the Keolis Group commitment to innovate, particularly by integrating digital functionalities, in order to enhance passenger experience, strengthen network performance and support the development of cities and territories'', underlines Marie Hélène Cloutier, Vice president passenger experience, marketing & sales at Keolis Canada. ''This partnership is very natural to us and we are very excited about the future''.
With its all-electric vehicle fleet equipped with wifi and driven by professional drivers, Téo Taxi offers a safe, green and innovating transportation solution. ''Téo Taxi offers Montrealers and visitors a reinvented taxi: with a 100% electric fleet, a user-friendly ordering app, a reliable and superior service, as well as a team of professional and certified drivers'', adds Jean Vachon, Communication and Marketing Director at Taxelco. ''Téo Taxi and Orléans Express demonstrate their willingness to offer travellers a sustainable and unmatched level of service''.
Ecology, Innovation and Safety: Common Values
The two companies share similar values and complementary services. Coach travel being the greenest mode of transportation, Orléans Express plays a major role in environmental protection, innovation and smart mobility.
This collaboration between Orléans Express and Téo Taxi inaugurates a multimodal service unique in Québec and contributes to reinforce Montréal's position as a smart city. By combining two modes of transportation, Orléans Express and Téo Taxi offer passengers a smooth and efficient service, while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Montréal region.
About Keolis Canada
Keolis Canada, a Franco-Québec company, is specialized in passenger transportation in Québec. Expert in terms of intercity, urban, light rail, school, accessible, airport, and charter transportation services, Keolis Canada offers a safe and reliable high quality service thanks to a team of over 900 experienced employees. Keolis Canada operates a fleet of 396 vehicles. Every year, Keolis Canada transports almost 1 million passengers and over 1 million packages. Keolis Canada is part of the French firm Keolis Group.
The Keolis Group develops customized mobility solutions adapted to the changing needs of passengers and to the requirements of the communities that it serves. A leader in urban transportation in France, Keolis is a major player in the public transportation of passengers in Europe and around the world. The Keolis Group is owned by SNCF (70%) and the Caisse de dépôt et placements du Québec (30%).
About Téo Taxi
Faced with environmental and mobility challenges posed by the transportation industry, Téo Taxi's mission is to offer innovating solutions based on all-electric vehicles and optimal resource management thanks to intensive use of information technologies.
SOURCE Keolis Canada
For further information: Source: Marie Hélène Cloutier, Vice president passenger experience, marketing & sales, Keolis Canada inc.; Jean Vachon, Communication and Marketing Director, Taxelco; Information (media only): Raphaëlle Cyr-Lelièvre, Senior Consultant, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Telephone: 418 425-0986, Cell phone: 418 580-0040, Email: [email protected]