Transdev Awarded a Multi-Year Agreement to Provide Bus Operations Services to San Diego MTS
Transdev was awarded a six-year contract renewal on January 28, 2015 to operate all their contracted fixed route bus service. Under this agreement, Transdev will operate 52 of the 95 bus route services from MTS facilities in Chula Vista and El Cajon, using MTS buses and uniforms with MTS branding.
The six-year contract agreement includes options years that could bring the total value of the contract to $735 million over a twelve-year period. Transdev has been under contract with MTS to provide similar services for the past eight years.
“This is great news for MTS and for our riders,” said Paul Jablonski, chief executive officer of MTS. “The Transdev team offered a number of important cost-savings solutions and provided innovative ways to improve service for our customers. Transdev is an international company with great experience and depth in providing transit services, including a long history with MTS.”
As part of the new contract, MTS will provide 311 buses and two major facilities for operations, maintenance and fueling. The contract also includes funding for more than 700 Transdev operators, mechanics and administration positions in the San Diego region.
“We thank MTS for their continued trust and vote of confidence with this important contract renewal. Transdev has been operating in San Diego since 1996 and we’ve made great advances in safety and service. We look forward to continuing to provide safe, reliable, top quality service and to collaborating with MTS to further enhance the passenger experience,” said Mark Joseph, chief executive officer of Transdev North America.