Even at the best of times Food Banks across Ontario are challenged to meet demand throughout the year. And now under the COVID 19 Response Restrictions many people have become jobless, and forced to rely on the support of others., and that’s what makes Canada great. Voyago Transdev employees are True Heroes in Truly Canadian fashion with their recent donation of much need food supplies for London Food Bank. Thank you team for Making a Difference.
In 2019, Voyago was purchased by Transdev Canada, a leading mobility services company with operations across the globe. This opportunity deepens our capabilities and capacity and strengthens our Innovative Solutions, Advanced Technologies, and Mobility Intelligence for our Voyago Employees, Clients, Passengers and Communities.
Voyago is Mobility For All and we strive to maintain compliance with AODA guidelines in all facets of our business. We take inclusion and access for all very seriously and deploy every effort to ensure we meet or exceed standards under AODA. To learn more about Voyago’s compliance measures in AODA download a copy of our Accessibility Plan attached to this release.
Voyago is proud of the efforts and commitment our employees make to help keep our ridership safe. Watch this video message form Vice President Human Resources, Sandra Grant.
Voyago Employees have voted, the ballots are in, and we’ve been recognized as a Finalist! A Leader among Leaders across Canada, as one of Canada’s Safest Employers.
Well Done Voyago!
Help us in congratulating Corey Jarvis, (formerly COO-Voyago) for his appointment to President Voyago.
Corey has been with Voyago since 2002 and has been a key part of our growth from that time forward. Corey has worked on nearly every aspect of Voyago’s operation and was a significant influence in shaping our Patient Transfer division, Voyago Health.
We’re excited and proud to have been chosen to provide this vital service starting in April 2020 connecting these prominent SW Ontario communities. See the Following PR Release.
About Inter-Community Transit Service for Sarnia, Strathroy and London
We believe community transit plays an important role in sustaining strong and vibrant local economies by providing essential travel service to mobility-challenged individuals.
This Inter-Community Transit service allows more people, more opportunity to connect to amenities at home, and to those in neighbouring cities – City to City, Everyday.
Voyago supports the Government of Ontario’s Community Transportation Grant Program as an ideal initiative to ensure Community to Community access. These programs provide people with the freedom and mobility that enrich their community experience.
Voyago expects to commence operations in April 2020, offering three round trips daily Monday to Fridays, excluding statutory holidays, plus two round trip services on Saturdays and Sundays.
Voyago will provide dedicated purpose-built transit vehicles, fully compliant to AODA
(Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) specifications to the service system, along with fully trained, dedicated Transit Drivers.
We are confident that ridership levels will reach intended targets as indicated through the community research and key stakeholders will see value in the program long term to perhaps sustain the service through the initial pilot funding period set to expire in March of 2023.
We are currently working towards on-boarding our operational teams, supporting our partner communities with marketing and communications planning, and preparing the fleet of service vehicles.
Voyago teams are excited and look forward to begin operations serving the communities of Sarnia, Strathroy-Caradoc and London with more access to more places, for more people.
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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.
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 Group: firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivier Le-Friec, Head of External Relations & Reputation T: +336 1060 5845
Washington D.C. – Transdev North America: email@example.com
Mitun Seguin, VP Marketing & Communications Tel: 240.485/2117
Montreal — Transdev Canada: firstname.lastname@example.org
Camille Boulier, Vice President Business Strategy and Communications T : 514-705-9249
London, Ontario – Voyago: email@example.com
Chuck Archer, VP Marketing and Communications – Voyago Tel: 519-495-4396