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May 17, 2013

Veolia names King Northeast Transit VP

John King, Veolia Transportation’s GM for Prince George’s County, has been named Area VP for the company’s Northeast Transit Region. The announcement was made by Veolia’s Transit Division President/COO, Ken Westbrook.

King has been the GM for the company’s Prince George’s County contract since 2006. In that time, under his direction, service grew to nearly 1,200 daily trips, with 245 employees and 93 buses. Additionally, he is also the architect responsible for a series of successful improvement initiatives focused on increasing efficiency, improving maintenance and safety performance, and expanding accountability. King’s management team also implemented initiatives that led to significantly improved customer satisfaction and reduced costs. He is known as a skilled developer of people and is dedicated to training.

In making the announcement Westbrook said, “John has made significant strides during his time with Veolia. His skills in safely and efficiently operating our Prince Georges contract have been very impressive and we are looking forward to his positive impact on our other northeast contracts.”

Prior to joining the Veolia team John worked in various management roles for Greyhound Lines in Boston, Buffalo and Chicago. King resides in Maryland and will be based in Veolia’s Baltimore office.

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