The San Jose City Council voted unanimously to approve the renewal of Veolia Transportation’s ShuttlePort contract. The vote took place at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Aug. 27.
ShuttlePort provides shuttle services at Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). The contract renewal term is four years with six (one) year options, extending through 2023.
In commenting on the award, Ron Bushman, regional vice president for the northwest stated, “We thank the city council for this contract renewal. Veolia has operated ShuttlePort services at the San Jose International Airport for the last 13 years. In that time, we’ve made some great advances in safety and service and we look forward to the next ten years of continuing to provide excellent service to airport patrons and to the city.”
Veolia was first awarded the ShuttlePort contract in April of 2000. The company operates 10 buses and has 60 employees.
“It’s been a pleasure operating at Mineta San Jose International Airport for the past thirteen years and we can’t wait to introduce new innovations and technology during the next contract,” ShuttlePort General Manager Mike Girard said.
During the next contract term Veolia will introduce the TransLoc GPS system for the buses, which includes next bus software at each stop, and cell phone applications that will provide the public access to next bus arrival times. According to Girard, Veolia will also continue its focus on safety as its priority and as well as introducing the next phase of the company’s proprietary training program for drivers.