MV Transportation, Inc. announced it has been selected by the board of directors of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County to operate Houston METRO paratransit services, METROLift.
Under the terms of the new four year agreement, MV Transportation will provide management, maintenance and operations for METROLift, which serves Houston and the surrounding areas. MV will begin to transition the service from the previous provider on May 1 and expects to transition the entire fleet of 118 cutaway buses by August 2011. The operation consists of more than 200 employees.
“MV Transportation is honored to have been selected to provide this very important service to Houston residents. We are committed to providing safe and reliable paratransit services and look forward to building a successful partnership with Houston METRO,” said Doug Gies, president of MV's east coast operations.
As part of this contract, MV Transportation will implement its proprietary real-time technology, TimePoint Software to enhance the operation. With the new software, METROLift and its passengers will benefit from improved tracking and reporting capabilities and more efficient operations.
MV Transportation also operates transportation services in Corpus Christi and Port Arthur, Texas.