MV Transportation Inc. was awarded a contract to provide paratransit services by the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), beginning May 17.

Under terms of the new seven-year contract, MV will provide safe and reliable paratransit services within the MobilityLink system, the city’s paratransit service for individuals with disabilities who are unable to use the MTA fixed-route system. MV operated paratransit services for MDOT MTA between 2004 and 2019 and, since that time, has maintained responsibility for the Mobility Operations Control Center (MOCC), where it currently manages more than thirty thousand MobilityLink customer trips per week.

“We look forward to our expanded partnership with Maryland Transit Administration and appreciate the confidence its leaders and board have placed in MV,” said Tom Egan, MV CEO. “MobilityLink is a vital service for the community, and we are committed to leveraging our extensive paratransit expertise to continuously improve safety, reliability and the overall rider experience.”

As part of MV’s paratransit operations start-up efforts, the company is rolling out a broad hiring program that includes recruiting and onboarding more than 500 new team members, who will undergo the company’s rigorous safety and training program.