The turnover of Veolia Transdev’s local subsidiary, Redbus, will exceed 70 million euros in 2012 and should rapidly pass the 100 million euro mark due to the country’s strong growth – from 4 to 6% in recent years – and the modernisation of public transport services in the Chilean capital.
Selected by the Ministry after a tender process on account of its excellent operational performance and favourable opinion poll results on the quality of its services, the local Veolia Transdev subsidiary Redbus is continuing with its operating contract for Zone C (292 buses, 45 million passengers transported annually) as well as launching operations in the neighbouring Zone B, the size of which is similar (291 buses, 54 million passengers transported each year).
Currently, Veolia Transdev employs 2,300 persons in Chile. A multi-year company agreement was signed last October, envisaging salary agreements and ambitious staff training initiatives. In 2009, Redbus was voted “best company in the country for its social climate” by the Chilean national federation of drivers’ unions.
These tender invitations are taking place within the framework of a redistribution of the feeder zones within the conurbation’s urban transport system, TRANSANTIAGO, for which the contracts expire at the end of October.
Abour Veolia Transdev
Born out of the merger of Veolia Transport and Transdev, a subsidiary of Veolia Environment and Caisse des Dépôts, Veolia Transdev is the world’s leading private player in the field of sustainable transport. Veolia Transdev advises and supports regional authorities, from the pre-project stage to the daily operation of public transport networks, including project management assistance. With 119,000 staff in 27 countries, the group operates 60,000 vehicles and 25 tram systems.
In 2010, Veolia Transport and Transdev generated a combined turnover of 8.2 billion euros.