Veolia Transportation

Design. Build. Operate. Maintain.

Transdev’s infrastructure and maintenance subsidiary, VTMI, helps our clients fill a growing need in an expensive area. Our goal is to serve as a single stop for agencies seeking any aspect of public transportation service. VTMI’s extensive record maintaining and building rail infrastructure helps Transdev achieve that goal.

VTMI has constructed and maintains more than 6,000 miles of rail: enough to cross the continent twice. Our state-of-the-art equipment, strong project management, and dedication to uncompromising safety help projects finish on time and on budget.
Maintenance and upkeep of rail networks is critical to ensure safety and reliability. Transdev knows though decades of experience that service and safety work on infrastructure can often lead to schedule adjustments that hamper the passenger experience. VTMI is skilled at managing projects at night to minimize revenue service interruptions.  Our core promises to clients include:

  • A Foundation Built on Fundamentals: Safety is always first. We do the basics right. We don’t cut corners.
  • Constantly Innovating: We are constantly pushing ourselves to do things better.
  • Always Customer Focused: We work hard to understand what the client really wants. We partner with clients to get the best for the owner and contractor.
  • Value Driven Operations: We are experts at thinking through a set of plans to squeeze out efficiencies. We are not afraid to ask the hard questions to get the most out of a project.
  • Insight derived from Experience: We understand variables and can devise plans to make the best of any situation.
  • Dedication to Excellence: No matter what we are faced with, we get the job done.

VTMI provides an integrated collection of railroad maintenance, project oversight, and construction services. Clients include both freight and passenger rail. VTMI has extensive experience and a track record of delivering top quality as both prime and subcontractor under various contractual frameworks including:

  • Design-Build
  • Design-Build-Operate-Maintain
  • Design-Bid-Build
  • Project Management

VTMI has experience working as both the prime and subcontractor as well as under various contractual frameworks. We offer a fully integrated, complete package of services-from project management and railroad maintenance to design and new construction.

A Committed Safety Culture

VTMI is relentless in our proactive focus and commitment to safety and are committed to continually elevating our performance. Every detail of our work is always considered to ensure total safety. Our safety and compliance training is extensive and includes CWR Training, Roadway Worker, NORAC, MOW, GCOR, 213, PTC and more. At Transdev there is no higher priority than the safety of our passengers and employees. We also ensure excellent technical and safety training in the classroom and also on-site. We are committed to safe jobsites with the right equipment, proper training, sufficient controls and well-trained people.

VTMI continually tracks and monitors safety performance at every location. Our Metrolink operation has achieved a record 768 days without a reportable employee injury and 641 days without a rules violation. Our teams are safety strong!


Our Clients

A partial list of our clients include:

  • Perris Valley Commuter Line/Riverside County: In 2013, the Riverside County Transportation Commission Board of Directors awarded the construction of the Perris Valley Line commuter rail extension project to Ames Construction. VTMI, acting as Ames Construction’s rail subcontractor, will construct all track related components.  The Perris Valley Line project is a 24-mile extension of the existing 512 mile Metrolink commuter rail system.  The extension will begin at the City of Riverside and terminating at the City of Perris.
  • Metrolink Maintenance, Los Angeles/Southern California regional Rail Authority: Since 2008, under contract with the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (or otherwise known as Metrolink), VTMI has provided maintenance of way services employing a workforce of approximately 66 employees and a full time management staff to maintain 5 different subdivisions consisting of over 388 miles of track, structures, and right of way. Services include track maintenance and rehabilitation, structures and bridge maintenance and repair, weed abatement, herbicide spraying, flagging, RWP training, safety compliance, graffiti removal and fence repair.
  • MARTA Rail and Tie Rehabilitation in Atlanta:  VTMI was awarded a project to replace mainline rail and yard switch ties for an active transit system in Atlanta.  The project started in April 2011 and will be completed on time in late 2014.  VTMI is working on the project replacing 155,000 linear feet of mainline curved rail throughout the system.  VTMI will also rehabilitate 105 yard turnouts including tie and track component replacement as needed.  This includes over 7,000 new switch ties being installed, grade crossing installations, and drainage upgrades.
  • Port of Long Beach:  The Port of Long Beach awarded a contract to upgrade Pier F in November 2012. Ocean Blvd. Pier F is an integral part of the port serving as the main artery between Pier B and Pier G.  VTMI scope includes the removal of 18,300 TF of existing rail and 15 turnouts to provide space for a new track alignment and layout composed of 37,850 TF of new rail and ties, 37 turnouts and 52,170 CY of new ballast.


6,033* miles of track
constructed and maintained

*More added every day.

Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.

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