October 31, 2016 — Chicago
Transdev Awarded Contract Renewal in Lexington, KY.
Transdev, the leading global provider of multi-modal transportation solutions, is pleased to announce it will continue the management of Lextran transit service in Lexington, KY. The 21- route system is a vital source of mobility for Lexington citizens and students at the University of Kentucky, providing 4 million passenger trips per year.
Transdev has provided management for this contract since 2003, supporting and working closely with the Lextran Board of Directors and employees to achieve many significant milestones. Together, they planned and opened a new nearly 14-acre, state-of-the-art maintenance and office facility last spring. The new facility has improved reliability of the fleet of 65 buses and 49 paratransit vehicles, increasing the number of fully equipped maintenance bays from two to seven. The additional maintenance capacity has reduced vehicle downtime and improved service reliability and system efficiency for customers.
“We are proud to serve the Lextran Board of Directors and look forward to continuing our partnership,” said Derrick Breun, Regional Vice President for Transdev. “We will continue to support the City and the Board in achieving Lextran’s vision for mobility under the experienced leadership of our General Manager Carrie Butler.”
Lextran’s popular BluPass partnership with the University of Kentucky will continue until at least 2019. The program allows UK students, faculty and staff to ride any Lextran route free of charge, simply by showing their valid university identification card. Since service started in 2015 the program has provided more than 1 million rides to students and staff.
Along with BluePass and the opening of the LEED-certified headquarter building last year, other major accomplishments of the Board, employees and Transdev team include winning environmental grants to achieve their goal of reducing carbon emissions. The transit agency secured a Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant for the purchase of three compressed natural gas buses and earned another $6 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration to deploy five new fully electric Proterra vehicles that will begin revenue service in early 2017.