Veolia Transportation Begins Operations of Paratransit Service for Riverside Transit Agency

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RIVERSIDE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Veolia officially launched service for the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Under the new contract, which was awarded in October 2013, Veolia will provide paratransit service utilizing 98 vehicles and employing just under 200 operators and staff. RTA is among largest geographic service areas in the U.S.

''We will provide the high levels of customer service and safety that Veolia is known for," said Veolia General Manager in Riverside, Erik Zandhuis. "Our passengers' safety, and their ride experience are our top priorities."

Veolia will deploy advanced paratransit technologies to improve productivity and performance including VeoliaVision, its proprietary performance dashboard, and its highly customized version of Ron Turley and Associates maintenance software. Veolia's local and corporate teams will be dedicated to improving and sustaining quality, safety and service. They will support the RTA in its efforts to continually seek improvements in service to its communities.

The RTA voted unanimously to award Veolia Transportation the paratransit contract to transport approximately 430,000 passengers annually. The contract term is for three years with (two) one-year extension options.

About Veolia Transportation

Veolia Transportation is the largest private-sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, including bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, and sedan and taxi services. Veolia is one of the largest providers of paratransit services nationwide. Veolia Transportation is committed to setting the standard in safe and sustainable mobility through partnerships with cities, airports and transit authorities. The company is based in Lombard, IL near Chicago.

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