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Veolia Transportation Awarded Texas State University Contract for Campus Shuttles

SAN MARCOS, Texas, May 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ken Westbrook, President and COO for Veolia's Transit Division announced this week that the company will operate campus shuttle service for Texas State University (TXST), after being awarded the contract in a competitive bid process. The service, the Bobcat Tram (BT), makes nearly 3.5 million passenger trips annually and is funded predominantly from student bus fees.

The contract duration is seven years with one three-year option. Under the terms of the contract Veolia will provide 43 Eldorado 40 foot buses and will be responsible for all operations and maintenance including the university's two existing buses. The company will also provide a bus and maintenance facility. This two acre facility will feature a 5,000 square foot office and maintenance building, wash bay, fueling station and space for parking. Construction is expected to be completed in late spring 2014.

"We are delighted to provide our industry-leading expertise to Texas State's bus operation," said Westbrook. " During the next seven years we will introduce the latest technology and innovation to ensure a consistently safe and reliable experience for passengers."

During the fall and spring semesters Veolia will operate services on residential, commuter and campus routes as well as late evening service via the Night Bus. Veolia is committed to being very responsive to feedback from students and faculty to continuously improve service.

Veolia's contract takes affect mid-June 2013 with full service start in August 2014.

About Veolia Transportation

Based in Lombard, IL, 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 solutions through partnerships with cities and transit authorities.

Visit the company's Web sites at: www.veoliatransportation.com and www.transdev.net

CONTACT: Valerie Michael (702)425-8419 valerie.michael@veoliatransdev.com

Source:Veolia Transportation North America