LAS VEGAS, April 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The RTC voted unanimously to award its Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit Service contract to Veolia Transportation. The vote took place at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Regional Transportation Commission on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
The contract is one of the largest paratransit contracts in the U.S. and represents $409 million over ten years. The service is estimated at approximately one million passenger trips annually. The contract term is five years with (one) three year, and (one) two year renewal options.
"Coming back to Las Vegas is exciting and gratifying for us", said Veolia's Transit Division President, Ken Westbrook. "We plan to introduce state-of-the-art technology, advanced safety and training, and a stronger culture of customer service. Our overall goal is to make paratransit service safer and more efficient while maximizing reliability and comfort for our passengers."
The new contract, which includes scheduling, maintenance and operations, is scheduled to begin in August 2014. Veolia will employ 570 staff which includes 449 vehicle drivers, operating 308 vehicles. The paratransit services operations will be housed at both RTC facility locations in order to better serve the Las Vegas community.
Veolia is a leader in providing paratransit services, operating numerous other large paratransit contracts in the U.S. including Baltimore, Washington D.C., Seattle, New Orleans and Nassau County, NY.
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 Transportation is committed to setting the standard in safe and sustainable mobility through partnerships with cities and transit authorities. The company is based in Lombard, IL, near Chicago.
CONTACT: Media Contact: Valerie Michael (702) 425-8419, Valerie.Michael@veoliatransdev.com
Source:Veolia Transportation North America