Transportation leader partners with industry non-profit to advance opportunities in transit industry
BOSTON – APRIL 26, 2023 - Latinos In Transit, today announced Keolis North America (Keolis) as its newest business partner to drive future opportunities for a more diverse workforce in public transit organizations. Together, Latinos In Transit and Keolis will leverage their broad industry networks to create opportunities for education, mentoring, and professional development among multicultural employees, industry professionals, and those seeking employment.
“We are very proud to call Keolis a partner in our efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the transportation industry. Together we plan to build new relationships with organizations that create workforce development opportunities for minorities,” said Alva Carrasco, President of the Board of Directors of Latinos In Transit. “As an industry, we need to develop innovative partnerships to help build a steady pipeline to careers in transportation.”
"Our Keolis teams care deeply about increasing the visibility of underrepresented groups within the business and the broader industry,” said Keolis CEO David Scorey. “Critical to that work is recruitment, retention, and providing a pathway for career development that extends across all levels within our business. This partnership will help us to further improve on the processes we already have in place.”
As part of Keolis’ partnership with Latinos In Transit, two Keolis employees will be nominated to enroll in the Latinos In Transit Leadership Academy. This program supports 35 participants in exploring management practices, finance, procurement, labor relations, and regulatory compliance as they relate to the public transportation industry. Additionally, Keolis will partner with Latinos In Transit to develop new workforce development opportunities specific to future leaders from Latino populations across the United States.
Keolis has long been committed to advancing DEI for its own people, passengers, and valued partners. This new partnership further extends the commitment Keolis has made for this journey to increase opportunities for underserved populations.
About Latinos In Transit
Founded in 2016, Latinos In Transit (LIT) was created to promote the advancement and development of Latinos and other minorities in transportation. Membership is made of public and private transportation professionals from across the nation who meets regularly to network, share information and celebrate the professional development of all members. To learn more about LIT’s vision and mission, and for general information, visit www.latinosintransit.org.
Keolis provides safe and reliable public transportation services to millions of people every year. With the passenger experience at the forefront, Keolis reliably and safely provides solutions to more than 121 million people each year on local bus, commuter bus, intercity bus, parking, paratransit, tram, and commuter rail services in North America. Keolis offers an innovative new product called Keolis Evolve to transit agencies to help identify innovative solutions that meet evolving transit demands and grow both revenue and ridership while enhancing equity of service delivery. A company that strives to put employees first, Keolis employs more than 5,800 people throughout the United States and Canada. Learn more at www.keolisna.com.