Accessibility

Veolia, Nassau County reach public-private agreement

Posted on December 21, 2011

In a unanimous vote, the Nassau County Legislature approved a contract with Veolia Transportation to manage the county's bus and paratransit system under a new public-private operating partnership to launch in January.

The Nassau County transit system transports 31 million bus passengers and 280,000 paratransit passengers each year and has been managed by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority since 1973.

The value of the contract is $106 million annually and makes Veolia Transportation the service provider of four of the top five largest transit contracts in the U.S., including Nassau County, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and New Orleans. Veolia Transportation won the five-year contract with a five-year renewal option as part of an extensive procurement process managed by Nassau County that began early in 2011. The system has recently been re-named Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE).

This contract is an example of a new kind of public-private operating partnership pioneered in several U.S. cities by Veolia. The county retains ownership of buses, equipment, facilities and other infrastructure, plus control over fares and service levels, while Veolia manages and operates all aspects of the transit system on the county's behalf.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

ARBOC's Mobility Bus #1 back in service

The first ARBOC Specialty Vehicles low-floor bus ever built in 2007 has returned in service after five years of retirement.

 

Man says Winnipeg buses still not accessible for vision impaired

Every bus in the fleet is supposed to be equipped with a "Next Stop Announcement" feature that gives a visible and audible announcement about upcoming bus stops, but the the announcements sometimes don't play or are too quiet to hear.

One Call Partners With Lyft to Provide Non-Emergency Transportation

One Call and Lyft have integrated their transportation platforms, creating an active ride management tool that allows users to monitor and confirm transportation in real-time.

Lyft, ALC partner to provide on-demand transport, paratransit

ALC provides health plans and government agencies with wheelchair, gurney, door-to-door and curb-to-curb transportation services.

TriMet extends First Transit paratransit contract

The contractor currently operates 268 vehicles for TriMet’s LIFT paratransit services and manages all scheduling and operations of the paratransit call center.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)



More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close