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As the largest private provider of multiple modes of transportation in North America, we provide safe and sustainable mobility solutions under contract to cities, transit authorities, counties, airports, companies and universities. We operate 200 contracts in bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle and taxi services.

Press Releases

In this section you will find press releases detailing the latest news about Transdev North America. Please check back often to learn about Transdev projects, events, news and more.

4/10/2017 Josh Walker Named GM for Texoma Area Paratransit Services
2/22/2017
Transdev Awarded Paratransit Contract with Valley Metro 

2/14/2017
Transdev Names Jacquelyn Charles General Manager of Fulton County Contract 

2/9/2017 Transdev names Doug Brockwell General Manager of its Bus Operations Contract with Denver RTD
2/7/2017 Transdev’s VTMI Promotes Bill Bishop to Vice President
1/18/2017 Transdev Names Donna Woodson General Manager of Cobb County Contract
1/10/2017 Transdev Earns Contract Renewal for BJC HealthCare
1/4/2017 Transdev Hires Luke McCaul as General Manager of Cincinnati’s Streetcar
12/12/2016 Transdev Rewarded with Management Contract Renewal in Raleigh
11/29/2016 Transdev Wins Operations Contract for Florida Polytechnic University
11/18/2016 Transdev Awarded Operations Contract for New Fleet at NC State
11/14/2016 HART Partners with Transdev to Launch First Mile/Last Mile Solution
11/10/2016 Transdev Wins Paratransit Contract in Fulton County
11/10/2016 Transdev Promotes Katrina Heineking to Regional Vice President of Southwest
11/8/2016 Transdev Wins Operations Contract for Anaheim Resort Transportation
10/31/2016 Transdev Awarded Contract Renewal in Lexington, KY
9/8/2016 Transdev Partners with Start-Up Driversiti to Enhance Safety Performance
9/8/2016 Transdev Picked to Provide First-Mile Last-Mile Solutions in Tampa
9/7/2016 Transdev Awarded Paratransit Renewal in San Francisco
9/7/2016 Carl Allen Promoted to Vice President of Business Administration and Development
9/7/2016 Former Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Joins Transdev
9/7/2016 Adelee Le Grand joins Transdev to Lead Service Design Strategy
7/28/2016 Transdev Promotes Anita Skotnicki to Executive Vice President
7/14/2016 Transdev Appoints Jacques Laherre as Chief Financial Officer
7/13/2016 Transdev Public-Private Operating Partnership Secures TSA Gold Standard Award
7/11/2016 Transdev Awarded Contract to Establish Public Transit System in Burlington, N.C.
7/8/2016 Transdev Awarded Contract Renewal in Sonoma County
7/8/2016 Transdev Awarded Contract Renewal for Foothill Transit
7/1/2016 Detroit's M-1 RAIL Selects Transdev, Leading Multi-Modal Transit Operator
6/27/2016 Transdev Expands Pilot Programs for Autonomous Passenger Shuttles
6/23/2016 Transdev Awarded Maintenance Contract in Colorado Springs
6/8/2016 City of Concord, N.C. Awards Transdev Contract for Bus Operations and Paratransit Services
6/7/2016 Rob Mowat Named Senior Vice President of Business Development for Transdev
6/6/2016 Transdev’s Dick Alexander Promoted to Executive Vice President
2/22/2016 Transdev to Operate Edmonton’s Valley Line Light Rail Expansion
11/17/2015 Transdev Awarded Contract Renewal in Hinesville, GA
11/16/2015 New Orleans Ferry Awarded $10 Million TIGER Grant to Develop new Ferry Terminal
11/11/2015 Transdev Awarded Contract Extension in Lexington
11/6/2015 John Claflin Named Transdev General Manager for Cincinnati Streetcar Project
11/5/2015 Transdev Named to Victory Media’s 2016 Military-Friendly Employers List
10/19/2015 Mike Sherlock Joins Transdev as Vice President of Rail
10/1/2015 Transdev’s GoMobile App Adds Real-Time Bus Arrival Feature for NICE Riders
10/1/2015 Transdev Awarded Contract Extention in Antelope Valley, CA
10/1/2015 Transdev Awarded Contract Renewal by City of Phoenix for Bus Operations and Operations Control Center
10/1/2015 Transdev Introduces Mobile Ticketing App in New Orleans
7/6/2015 SORTA Approves Agreement with Transdev to Provide Streetcar Operations Services in Cincinnati
5/18/2015 Transdev Named “Top 25 Employer in STEM Jobs”
2/20/2015 Carrie Butler Joins Transdev as General Manager of Lextran Contract
2/20/2015 Joe Yannuzzi Joins Transdev as General Manager of Tri-Rail Operations Contract
2/19/2015 Transdev Awarded Contract Extension in Jefferson Parish, LA
1/28/2015 San Diego MTS Approves Multi-Year Agreement with Transdev to Provide Bus Operation Services
1/20/2015 Transdev North America Promotes John King to Regional Vice President of the Northeastern Region
1/20/2015 Transdev North America Promotes Derrick Breun to Regional Vice President of the Southeastern Region
1/13/2015 Transdev's VTMI Group Awarded $161M South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Contract
1/5/2015 Transdev North America Transit Chairman Ken Westbrook Assumes Leadership of Rail Division
10/13/2014 Transdev Announces Long-Term Deal with HASTUS Scheduling and Dispatch Software
10/6/2014 Transdev North America Promotes Dick Alexander to Company-Wide SVP of Business Development for North America
9/15/2014 Transdev North America Promotes Ken Westbrook to Chairman, Transit Division
9/15/2014 Transdev North America Promotes Mike Murray to President and COO of Transit Division
9/10/2014 Matthew Wood Joins Transdev North America as Vice President of Business Development
6/30/2014 Jack Besch Appointed to the Phoenix Sister Cities Executive Board
6/10/2014 Veolia Transportation Awarded Contract Renewal in Greensboro, NC
6/4/2014 Veolia Introduces Mobile Fare App at NICE Bus
6/2/2014 Cindy McGinnis is Veolia Transportation’s New General Manager in Loudoun County
5/29/2014 Al Robinson Named Veolia GM for York BRT Services in Toronto Suburb
5/13/2014 Veolia Transportation Awarded Two Year Contract Extension in Sonoma County
5/7/2014 Comet Bus Driver Philip Patterson Wins 11th State Roadeo
5/5/2014 Veolia Transportation Named Outstanding Vendor at the 2014 Arizona Transit Association Excellence Awards
4/23/2014 Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) Chooses Veolia Transportation for Paratransit Contract in Las Vegas Contract will operate through August 2019 with additional five years of options
4/23/2014 Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) Chooses Veolia Transportation for Paratransit Contract in Las Vegas Contract will operate through August 2019 with additional five years of options
4/16/2014 Veolia Transportation’s DRIVE® Program Receives International Award for Innovation and Sustainable Development
3/20/2014 Veolia Transportation Names Michael J. Weidger General Manager of “TheBus”
3/12/2014 Veolia Transportation Awarded Its First State-Wide Medicaid Contract
2/25/2014 Veolia Transportation Presents Maintenance Safety Awards At Annual Meeting
2/18/2014 Richard Palmieri Joins Veolia Transportation as VP of Business Development for Rail 
Has Extensive Background in Service Design and Engineering Project Management
2/14/2014 NICE Bus to Become One of the First U.S. Bus Transit Systems To Offer Mobile Ticketing 
Bus system in Nassau County, NY, operated by Veolia Transportation, signs agreement for mobile ticketing system to be available by summer, 2014
2/10/2014 Ebbe Jensen named National Security Compliance Manager for Veolia Transportation 
Will Retain Current Position as Southeast Region Director of Safety
2/7/2014 Veolia Transportation Begins Operations of Paratransit Service for Riverside Transit Agency 
2/6/2014 Cindy Cain Joins Veolia Transportation North America as Northeast Region Director of Safety and Training 
Will Oversee Safety at Veolia’s Canadian Properties
1/27/2014 Lance Atencio Named General Manager for Veolia Transportation
Will Oversee Company Contract in Chico, CA  
1/22/2014 Ibrahima Toure Promoted to Business Development Director For Veolia Transportation’s Western Region 
1/14/2014 Patricia A. Day Joins Veolia Transportation 
Skilled Labor Negotiator with Proven Track Record in Transit
1/9/2014 Veolia Transportation Names Mike Murray Senior Vice President 
Will Oversee Northeast Region for Transit Division
12/5/2013 Redding Area Bus Authority Awards Veolia Transportation Contract Extension 
Contract extension is for two years
11/18/2013 Riverside Transit Agency Awards Contract to Veolia Transportation
Veolia will Provide Paratransit Services for the second largest geographical transit provider in the U.S.
9/26/2013 City of Los Angeles Awards Transportation Contract to Veolia Transportation
9/20/2013 Robert Goody named General Manager for Veolia Transportation New GM will oversee Veolia contract for bus services in The Regional Municipality of York
9/10/2013 Veolia Transportation Awarded ShuttlePort Contract Renewal in San Jose, CA
Contract Extends for Ten Years
8/29/2013 Veolia Transportation Awarded Contract Extension for Tri-Rail Service in FL
Company has operated Tri-Rail Service Since 2007
8/26/2013 Veolia Transportation Celebrates Safety and Service in Charleston SC
Seventy-nine bus operators collectively achieve 620 years of safe driving
7/31/2013 Veolia Inducts 118 Bus Operators into the Million Mile Club
Employees also honored for long-term service
7/25/2013 Veolia Transportation Sponsors Special Olympics in York (Greater Toronto)
7/19/2013 Richard Dahl, Rail Professional, Passes Away
Served as GM for Veolia Transportation in Sprinter Rail, San Diego
7/17/2013 Veolia Transportation Awarded Contract Renewal with New Jersey Transit New Contract is for Seven Years
6/6/2013 Veolia Paratransit Contract Renewed in East Bay The contract is five years with a five year option
5/30/2013 Veolia Transportation Wins Contract Renewal in DeSoto, FL
5/28/2013 Veolia Transportation Awarded Texas State University Contract for Campus Shuttles Company will provide 43 new Eldorado buses for new services in Fall 2014
5/20/2013 Veolia Names Derrick Breun Area Vice President for Southeast
5/13/2013 Veolia Transportation Names John King Area Vice President For the Company’s Northeast Region
5/6/2013 LACMTA Renews Transportation Contract with Veolia Transportation
4/8/2013 Veolia Builds on Industry-Leading Expertise to Win Boston School Bus Contract Company to operate one of largest U.S. school bus systems
3/29/2013 Veolia Transportation Names Ryan Larsen President of IntelliRide Division
2/22/2013 New Streetcar Expansion Opens in New Orleans Spurs New Economic Development along Loyola Corridor
1/23/2013 SuperShuttle International is awarded GSA contract to transport government employees
12/17/2012 Veolia Transportation Celebrates 20 Years as Service Provider for the RTCSNV Service began in December 1992
12/12/2012 LACMTA Ratifies Contract
8/14/2012 Ario Keshani Named Vice President, Business Development for Veolia Transportation On-Demand Division (VTOD)
8/10/2012 Veolia Transportation Names Rick Pulido VP of Business Development
8/7/2012 Veolia Transportation Wins Contract Renewal in South Bend, IN
Three-year contract includes two-year option
8/6/2012 Veolia Transportation Names Vice President of Business Development
7/31/2012 Veolia Transportation Awarded Contract Renewal in Taunton, MA
New contract includes state mandated performance measures
7/24/2012 City of Modesto Awards Veolia Transportation Transit Contract
7/17/2012 Veolia Transportation Wins Renewal Contract in Butte County, CA
Company has operated transit service for over 25 years
7/13/2012 Veolia Transportation Announces Steve New to Head Business Development in Canada
5/11/2012 Veolia Launches Baltimore's First Propane Autogas Taxi Fleet
5/3/2012 Veolia Rail Names Steve McClarty GM for Tri-Rail in Florida
4/23/2012 Veolia Transportation in Chico CA Celebrates 25 Years of Service
Company Awarded First Contract in 1987
1/26/2012 Veolia and ATU Local 113 Strike Four Year Deal in York Region
1/10/2012 ExecuCar awarded first Airport desk at Baltimore Washington International Airport
1/9/2012 SuperShuttle Comes to Orlando
1/9/2012 SuperShuttle Winter Promotion
12/23/2011 Veolia Awarded Sprinter Contract Extension
12/22/2011 Sprinter Celebrates 1000 Days without an Employee Injury
12/14/2011 Nassau County Legislature Approves Historic Public-Private Agreement with Veolia Transportation 
County retains ownership of assets and takes control of fare and service level decisions,while Veolia brings its operating expertise to manage and improve the transit system
12/7/2011 Veolia Transdev to Maintain Strong US Presence
12/6/2011 Veolia Transportation Awarded Seven Year Extension in Seattle
Company continues long term partnership with King County Metro
11/30/2011 Veolia Transportation Awarded Contract Renewal in Raleigh, NC
Company has been operating service for 20 years
11/15/2011 Local Paratransit Driver Recognized for Heroic Effort
Quick thinking saves passenger’s life
10/2/2011 RTA Receives "Special Recognition for Extraordinary Recovery" Award
7/8/2011 Veolia Transportation Awarded New Contract In Yuba-Sutter, CA
Company has been operating service for 13 years
6/22/2011 Veolia Transportation Secures Contract Extension in Orange County
Company has operated contract since 2006
6/14/2011 Veolia Selected by Nassau County for LI Bus
5/6/2011 Veolia Transportation Partners with SmartDrive to Deliver the Latest in High Tech Safety & Eco-Driving Camera Systems
3/3/2011 Teamsters Local 570 Vote to Accept Labor Contract
2/26/2011 Union Ratifies Contract In York
1/20/2011 Veolia Transportation Names Chadwick Reese Executive Director For Chatham Area Transit Authority
1/17/2011 Veolia Transportation Names Michael Ake Regional VP, Transit Division
1/17/2011 Veolia Transportation On Demand Division Wins Permit From Port Authority of NY & NJ
6/30/2010 Veolia Transportation Awarded Delegated Management Contract In Savannah GA
6/17/2010 Veolia Transportation Wins City of Phoenix Contract
3/29/2010 SF Board of Supervisors and SFMTA Board of Directors Unanimously Approve Veolia Transportation for Paratransit Contract
3/12/2010 New Orleans RTA and Veolia Transportation Receive US DOT Grant of $45 million for Streetcar Expansion
3/11/2010 Veolia Transportation Names Mike Ake Regional Vice President, Transit Division
2/26/2010 Ken Westbrook Named COO- Transit Division
1/20/2010 MBCR in Boston Extends Contract
10/8/2009 Veolia Transportation Names General Manager for Stanford University Shuttle Bus Contract
9/30/2009 Veolia Transportation Wins Stanford University Shuttle Contract
9/30/2009 Veolia Transportation Promotes Maurice Bell to GM in Dallas, Texas
8/14/2009 Veolia Transportation Names New General Manager in Chico, California
8/13/2009 Veolia Transportation Wins Napa Valley Contract Renewal
7/27/2009 Veolia Transportation Awarded Operations And Maintenance Contract For Houston Light Rail Project
7/20/2009 Veolia Transportation Names COO of Its Rail Division
7/15/2009 Veolia Transportation Secures Contract Extension in Las Vegas
6/17/2009 Veolia Transportation Names Former Amtrak CEO
5/12/2009 Veolia Transportation Managed Light Rail Delivers Superior Service
5/4/2009 Foothill Announces Electric Bus Demonstration Project
4/30/2009 Greensboro Contract is Renewed
4/21/2009 Veolia Transportation Names New GM for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Contract
4/2/2009 Paul Surin Named Veolia Transportation’s General Manager at NoVA
4/1/2009 Veolia Transportation Wins Tempe Fixed Route Contract Renewal
3/30/2009 Downtown Dash Launches Service
3/30/2009 NAPA and NCTPA Launch Napa Shuttle
1/15/2009 Veolia Transportation Rail Division Names George Elsmore as Vice President of Safety and Compliance
1/9/2009 Veolia Transportation acquires Professional Transit Management
11/13/2008 eolia Transportation Wins Downtown DASH In Los Angeles
8/30/2008 Veolia Transportation Wins Contract Extension in Tempe
8/20/2008 PTM Provides Innovative Funding Options Workshop for Transit Systems
8/15/2008 Kansas City Area Transit Authority Awards Share-A-Fare and SwingShift Services to Veolia Transportation
8/8/2008 Veolia Transportation Awarded Fixed Route Contract In Hinesville Georgia
7/8/2008 Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority Selects Professional Transit Management
7/1/2008 Veolia Rail Transportation Manager Named New Sprinter GM
6/12/2008 SuperShuttle International Inc. acquires Classic Shuttle of Long Island, NY allowing SuperShuttle to provide service to all of Long Island from New York airports
6/4/2008 King County Metro Awards New Contract, More Service to Veolia Transportation
6/4/2008 os Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Awards Veolia Transportation Five-Year Contract for Service in Metro Area
6/3/2008 Veolia Transportation Gets Renewal Nod from Redding Area Bus Authority
5/15/2008 Foothill Transit Executive Board Approves Amendment Extending Current Management Contract with Veolia Transportation
5/12/2008 Veolia Transportation Advances “Green Effort” With Sustainable Bikes
5/5/2008 Baltimore Paratransit Service Earns First Veolia Transportation Sustainable Development Award
4/17/2008 City of Banning, CA Approves Management Contract with PTM
3/31/2008 Veolia Transportation Names Vice President of Purchasing and Technical Analysis
3/21/2008 Industry Leaders and Trapeze Experts, Janet Davis and Christopher Bryan, Join Veolia Transportation
1/24/2008 Veolia Transportation Awarded Contract Renewal in Las Vegas
1/11/2008 Orange County Transit Authority Approves Three-Year Contract Extension with Veolia Transportation
1/10/2008 Larry Steffes Joins Veolia Transportation North America Legal Team from Amtrak
1/10/2008 Ron Bushman Appointed Regional Vice President For Northern California

Transdev Media Contacts

Media contact:

Mitun Seguin
Transdev North America
8601 Georgia Ave,
Suite 604
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 485-2117 (Office)
(301) 674-3733 (Cell)
Mitun.Seguin@transdev.com

 

For general inquiries,
contact our corporate offices:


Transdev North America, Inc
720 E. Butterfield Rd. Suite 300
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 571-7070
(630) 495-1302 (fax)
info@transdev.com



Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.

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