Photo courtesy of Keolis

Photo courtesy of Keolis

Keolis Transit America was awarded a five-year $5.7 million contract by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to provide technical support for the CityRide Paratransit Service, including managing the program’s database and administering the electronic transit fare card system.

“We are pleased to have been awarded this new contract with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and proud to be able to serve the people in this community who depend on CityRide to get them where they need to go each and every day,” said Keolis Transit America CEO Steve Shaw.

The Los Angeles County paratransit program is a curb-to-curb ride service that utilizes a fleet of buses, mini-vans and taxis to transport ADA-eligible individuals, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Under the contract, Keolis will implement electronic technology that will connect the current fare card system with that of CityRide participants. Keolis will also provide services to support the determination of membership eligibility, the sale and distribution of fare cards, database program management and security including geo-coding, encryption, archiving and scanning, the re-registration of all CityRide members, customer satisfaction surveys, customer service, as well as administrative and accounting support.