It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our long-time Foothill Transit General Manager, Bill Jackson. Bill passed away this past weekend, with his wife Verdeen at his side. Bill will be greatly missed by so many of us at Transdev. We feel grateful and fortunate to have known him.
January was off to a great start for the IntelliRide team. On January 4th, they began providing NEMT (non-emergency medical transportation) services for Anthem’s Healthy Blue contract in Nebraska and the contract kick off was a huge success.
Last week we entered into a new partnership with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to manage their ADA paratransit eligibility certification process.
Our JTRAN General Manager, Evangeline Jackson-Martin, was on hand earlier this week to support our Jackson, Mississippi client as the City announced the purchase and rollout of four new hybrid-electric buses.
On January 2, 2021, we launched our new start-up in Dekalb, IL with the City of Dekalb’s Urban Paratransit Service. This is a great new contract for us and complements our existing fixed-route service contract with the City of Dekalb with whom we have operated Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Line service for close to 50 years.
Today, our U.S. CEO, Laura Hendricks, sent a letter to the Governors of every state where we conduct business asking them to prioritize public transportation employees as high on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution list of essential workers as possible.
Join us, APTA members, our partners, and the entire public transportation industry today, December 15, to collectively fight to #SavePublicTransit with a day of mobilization and engagement.
We are proud to announce that the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board of Directors just approved our new bus services contract agreement with them. We were granted this contract following a competitive bid process.
Our CEO, Laura Hendricks, was recently featured in the latest edition of Metro Magazine. Laura shared with Metro Magazine’s editor what it’s been like to assume the role of Transdev U.S. CEO during the pandemic, how her experience ties in with her management style and her thoughts on the future of mobility.
On December 1 we launched our new partnership with the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (GPMTD). Our new contract includes the management of both their CityLift (ADA Paratransit) and CountyLink (Demand Response) transportation services for roughly 165,000 annual trips. Congratulations to General Manager Angel Marinich and her team for a successful start-up.