Veolia Transportation has been awarded a five year contract renewal for Napa Valley’s The Vine Fixed Route service and VineGo Paratransit service. The contract which was awarded by Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency (NCTPA) begins September 1, 2009, and has two one-year options.
The announcement was made this week by Northern California’s Regional Vice President Ron Bushman. In making the announcement, Bushman said, “Winning this contract renewal is very exciting for everyone at Veolia Transportation. We’ve had a presence in Napa Valley operating transit for the last 17 years and greatly value our partnership with NCTPA. Looking ahead to the next five years, we plan to introduce some of the latest technology, like Wireless DriveCam, which will provide enhanced safety to both services.”
Bushman said Veolia Transportation and NCTPA will also introduce technology to make the service more customer-friendly, including real time electronic messages, Google Transit and WiFi, which are all scheduled for the transit system beginning in early 2010.
In addition to Fixed Route and Paratransit services, the company also operates a deviated fixed route service, plus local circulators and express service.
About Veolia Transportation
Veolia Transportation (veoliatransportation.com) is the largest private-sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, including bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. The company has a workforce of over 20,000 employees and contractors, and operates some 200 contracts for cities in North America, including Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco, Baltimore and Atlanta. The company also operates several major commuter rail networks, including Boston, San Diego, Austin and Miami, providing a range of rail services to clients.
Veolia Transportation is part of Veolia Transport, the world’s largest private operator of multiple modes of public transit, including bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, ferry and taxi services. Veolia Transport operates contracts for 5,000 city transit authorities in 28 countries, and completes 2.63 billion passenger trips per year. The company operates some of the most sophisticated rail systems in the world in Australia, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK.