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Veolia awarded $409M Las Vegas paratransit contract

Posted on April 24, 2014

Courtesy RTC
Courtesy RTC

Las Vegas-based Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) awarded a paratransit service contract to Veolia Transportation.

The contract is one of the largest paratransit contracts in the U.S. and represents $409 million over 10 years, according to Veolia Transportation. The service is estimated at approximately one million passenger trips annually. The contract term is five years with one three-year, and one two-year renewal options.

“Coming back to Las Vegas is exciting and gratifying for us,” Ken Westbrook, transit division president of Veolia, said. “We plan to introduce state-of-the-art technology, advanced safety and training, and a stronger culture of customer service. Our overall goal is to make paratransit service safer and more efficient while maximizing reliability and comfort for our passengers.”

The new contract, which includes scheduling, maintenance and operations, is scheduled to begin in August. Veolia will employ 570 staff members, including 449 drivers operating 308 vehicles. The paratransit services operations will be housed at both RTC facility locations to better serve the Las Vegas community.

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