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Veolia Transportation is a brand name of the international transport services division of the French-based multinational company Veolia Environnement previously known as Connex. Veolia Transportation trades under the brand names of Veolia Transportation, Veolia Transport or Veolia Verkehr in Germany.

Veolia has diverse road and rail operations across the globe, employing 72,000 workers worldwide and serving completetely or partly more than 30 metropolitan areas with more than 1,000,000 inhabitants, including :

  • Asia : Mumbai and Seoul,
  • Europe : Paris, Marseille, Lyons, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Praga, and Varsovia, and the United Kingdom.
  • North America : Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, Denver, Austin, Raleigh and Toronto,
  • South America : Bogota and Santiago,
  • Oceania : Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland.

In 2005, the group reported a 4.3 billion euro turnover.

Asia and Middle EastEdit

  • Israel : Veolia operates urban network and intercity bus routes originating in the cities of Ashdod and Tiberias formerly run by Egged Bus Cooperative; also:
  • India
    • Mumbai : Veolia is part of a consortium which is led by Anil Ambani's Reliance Energy Limited. Hong Kong MTR is the other partner. They will build the first corridor of the Mumbai Metrorail on the 11.4 kms stretch between Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar on the east-west corridor. The project is expected to begin by end of 2006, to be completed by 2009.
  • Korea
    • Seoul : Veolia is going to operate Line 9 of Seoul's Metro.



North AmericaEdit

Veolia arrived in the United States in 2001, with the acquisition of Yellow Transportation in Baltimore, Maryland. On September 1, 2005, Veolia (then "Connex") acquired ATC, making Connex-ATC the largest privately owned public transportation company in North America. In 2006, Connex-ATC changed its name to Veolia Transportation, acquired ShuttlePort, and won several contracts, including Las Vegas, Nevada, the Valley Metro bus system serving the Phoenix Metropolitan Area of Arizona, Orange County, California, the California cities of Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita and the Sprinter Light Rail system currently being built to serve Oceanside, California. It now employs over 16,000 employees with 6,500 vehicles and a revenue of approx. $495 M. in 2005 in North America. Its executive team includes Olivier Brousse (chairman of Veolia Transportation North America, as well as overseeing Veolia Transportation's French operations), and Mark Joseph (CEO of VTNA). It is headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois.

South AmericaEdit

  • Chile
    • Santiago : Veolia operates feeder services to the Metro and "Troncales" in northern suburban Santiago.
  • Colombia
    • Bogotá : Veolia, in conjunction with three other operators, runs a 90 km right-of-way bus line called the Transmilenio system used by more than 1,400,000 persons a day.


  1. Veolia Environment Australia 2004 Sustainable Development report, page 57

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