MONTREAL, April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transdev Canada announced today the acquisition of Voyago, a leading passenger transportation company based in Ontario, Canada. With this acquisition, Transdev Canada will now have 2,600 employees providing transportation services across Quebec and Ontario and will complete 36 million passenger trips per year. The combined company will have revenues of $141 million (USD) which is $188 million (CAD).

Transdev is proud to integrate Voyago’s many strengths into the suite of services, expertise and technology it offers to clients. Driven by a similar strategic vision, the two companies are combining their complementary strengths, business lines, geographic presence, and capabilities to expand the range of solutions and expertise they can deliver to clients and passengers.

The unified company has ambitious plans to expand in Canada, providing continued excellent service quality and helping clients take advantage of the opportunities unfolding in today’s mobility environment. 

Transdev Canada’s activities are currently concentrated mainly in the Montreal area of Quebec and in the Greater Toronto area of Ontario. Key business activities include:

  • Operates multiple modes of transport, including urban and suburban bus, paratransit, school transport (traditional and specialized) and charter services
  • Works under contract with some 20 transit authorities, municipalities and school boards.
  • Operates LimoCar, inter-city express bus service between Sherbrooke and downtown Montreal

Voyago is a highly respected family-owned group of transportation companies in Ontario, Canada, with a 40-year history.  The Voyago companies operate in several mobility sectors:

  • Student transport (33,000 per day), (Voyago Education)
  • Passenger transport between health facilities, serving 80 hospitals and more than 200 care centers (Voyago Health)
  • Conventional and specialized public transport, as well as charter and limousine services

At the core of this union are shared core values: trust, safety of passengers and employees, performance, innovation and the quality of the passenger experience. As they combine forces, both companies intend to work with a partner-like approach, where each shares with the other its best tools, practices and methods. 

Arthur Nicolet, Transdev Canada CEO stated: “I am delighted with this transaction, which will accelerate development and innovation on both sides. We will share best practices and cultivate talent from both companies to strengthen our offers and solutions for clients and passengers. Our teams will integrate and will be the actors shaping new pages of history for these two growing companies.”

Perry Ferguson, Voyago CEO commented: “We have carried millions of passengers, and now we have the opportunity to join the Transdev group and work together to further grow our footprint and base of business. We are confident that this union is a win-win situation for customers and employees. We are ensuring that the company my parents founded will grow, prosper and even better serve our clients. We are very excited to be moving forward together.”

About Transdev North America
Based near Chicago, Transdev is the largest private-sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, including bus, rail, streetcar, paratransit, and shuttle services. Transdev is committed to being the trusted partner of cities and transit authorities through quality execution and innovations in mobility. Its parent company, Transdev Group, is a leading global operator and integrator of mobility operating in 20 countries, and providing passengers every day the freedom to connect to what they care about in their cities. 

Global site: www.transdev.com  North American Site: www.transdevna.com
Canadian Site: www.transdev.ca

About Voyago : Voyago started out in London, Ontario some 40 years ago, serving local travel and delivery needs to the community, local airport and those in need of transportation. Today the company operates across Ontario and serves over 50,000 passengers every day with Student Busing, Non- Emergency Patient Transfer, Charter Services, and Community Transit. www.voyago.ca

Media Contacts : 
Paris – Transdev Groupolivier.le-friec@transdev.com
Olivier Le-Friec, Head of External Relations & Reputation T: +336 1060 5845

Washington D.C. – Transdev North Americamitun.seguin@transdev.com  
Mitun Seguin, VP Marketing & Communications Tel: 240.485/2117

Montreal -- Transdev Canadacamille.boulier@transdev.com
Camille Boulier, Vice President Business Strategy and Communications   T: 514-705-9249

London, Ontario – Voyago: carcher@voyageurtransportation.ca
Chuck Archer, VP Marketing and Communications – Voyago Tel: 519-495-4396