Veolia Transportation, a leader in transportation management services in North America, officially recognized December 8, 2011 as the 1000th day Veolia employees have operated in the North County Transit District without an employee injury or incident. Veolia Transportation operates the Sprinter passenger service operations and its subcontractor, Bombardier, is responsible for maintenance of the trains operating on the light-rail transit system.
The Sprinter service and operations are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission and the Federal Railroad Administration which require the reporting of any employee injury or incident while a worker is on duty. The last employee injury experienced and reported in the Sprinter operation was in early 2009.
The NCTD Sprinter route covers 22 miles from Oceanside to Escondido with 15 station stops for passengers and is part of San Diego’s regional transportation network.
“This is a historic safety milestone for Sprinter operations,” stated Veolia Transportation Rail Division CEO Ronald Hartman. “Sprinter employees and management are to be congratulated for their daily commitment to safety and vigilant attention to safe passenger rail operations,” he continued.
Veolia Transportation was recently awarded a two-year contract extension for operations and maintenance of the North Country Transit District (NCTD) Sprinter service. Sprinter, the light rail transit operation, is one of three multimodal services the North County Transit District provides commuters to travel safely and efficiently throughout the county.
NCTD moves more than 12 million passengers annually by providing public transportation for North San Diego County