The concession for regional transport in the province of Utrecht and city transport in Amersfoort has definitively been awarded to Syntus. The CBb (Appeals Board for Trade and Industry) declared Connexxion's appeal unjustified today. This verdict brings an end to a period of uncertainty for passengers that lasted for over a year. "We are thrilled with this decision. Now we can really get to work, supplying public transport in the province of Utrecht," says Cees Anker, general director of Syntus.
"Over the past few months, we have been hard at work behind the scenes to prepare for this new concession. Now that it has been irrevocably awarded to Syntus, we can focus all our attention on the future, our passengers and our future employees. We look forward to making a valuable contribution from 11 December by offering our passengers a relaxed and safe way to reach their destination – whether they are travelling for work, school, recreation or to meet each other. Our passengers expect nothing less from us and we will do everything we can to meet their expectations," Anker says.
Delegate Jacqueline Verbeek-Nijhof (Mobility): “I am positive about Syntus' start. Passengers and drivers now know what to expect. Syntus is an ambitious public transport operator; that appeals to us enormously. Accessible town centres and safe and clean public transport are key in this concession. I am entirely confident in Syntus' ability to meet these expectations here in the province of Utrecht."