Bus

Calif.’s Foothill Transit moves to in-house management

Posted on May 30, 2013

Foothill Transit’s executive board voted 5 to 0 in favor of establishing the agency’s first ever in-house management team and to amend the agency’s contract with Veolia Transportation to transition most of the current management team to Foothill Transit’s employ.  

The agency’s first employee will be Doran J. Barnes, the current Executive Director under the Veolia Transportation contract who has served in that role for the past decade.

"At this time we believe it is important to control our own destiny and costs by bringing [the] management team in-house," read a report to the Foothill Transit executive board dated May 24. The report was signed by Management Services Subcommittee members Vice Chair Paula Lantz and Treasurer/Auditor-Controller Carol Herrera.

Foothill Transit was originally formed as a joint powers authority in 1988, creating a new transportation agency in Los Angeles County designed to be more responsive to its communities and more efficiently managed through public-private partnerships. Both the administrative management and service operations functions were contracted out to transit industry professionals. Veolia Transportation has held the contract for administrative management services for the past 13 years.  Foothill Transit, up until now, has had no employees.

“Foothill Transit reaches its 25th year of service in December,” said Doug Tessitor, Foothill Transit’s board chair.  “We’ve grown up and we’re ready. We have our own culture, our own values and our own mission. This evolution cements our reputation as an innovative and flexible agency that is in charge of its own future with our communities’ needs in the forefront.”

Foothill Transit will try to retain other employees from the administrative team who currently work under contract with Veolia Transportation who do not choose to remain with the contractor. The suggested amendment to the management services contract would allow Veolia Transportation to retain the management of the transit stores and bus stop maintenance services. Foothill Transit will not change its current operations contracts in place at its Arcadia and Pomona maintenance facilities.

This change at Foothill Transit, along with providing the agency with more direct control over its management, is expected to save the agency approximately $1 million a year.

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

More News

TransPro’s Mark Aesch to Deliver Keynote Address at BusCon 2015

The session, sponsored by Q’Straint, will surely inspire participants as Aesch will bring to life stories from lessons learned during his many years as a transit management leader and innovator.

Port Authority to realign gates at NYC bus terminal

The changes are aimed at improving bus operations and reducing congestion in the terminal that can stretch back out into the inbound Lincoln Tunnel and beyond.

Mich. BRT plan on track, set for possible 2018 launch

The 8.3-mile route, with a proposed 27 stops, would replace the Capital Area Transportation Authority’s current Route 1 from downtown Lansing to the Meridian Mall. Results from the plan’s environmental assessment study are expected to be shared at a public hearing this fall.

Kiel Seats part of largest refurbished electric fleet in North America

Left on purpose without upholstery option, each double seat weighs only 45 lbs. yet provides an optimum of comfort for riders through its ergonomically formed design. The slim contour of the seat’s back offers a maximum of legroom for passengers and enhanced accessibility getting in and out of the seat.

NJ TRANSIT to add 772 MCI Commuter Coaches

The latest equipment purchase in a 33-year relationship, the $395 million order for clean diesel, cruiser-style coaches will offer NJ TRANSIT riders three-point seatbelts and comfortable forward-facing seating for 57 passengers.

 

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 resource for managers of class 1-7 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