The Ventura County Transportation Commission awarded a nine-year contract to Camarillo-based Roadrunner Management Services for the operation of its popular inter-city bus service. The proposed contract award received unanimous approval at the Commission’s July 25 meeting.
The Commission received sealed bids from four vendors in response to a Request for Proposals released in early May 2014. Ultimately, three vendors were invited to participate in interviews conducted by representatives from various VCTC-member communities as well as senior managers for local and neighboring public transportation agencies.
Based on the proposals submitted, oral interviews, and subsequent deliberations, the six-member evaluation panel recommended VCTC initiate contract negotiations with Roadrunner Management Services.
“Selection of Roadrunner represents the ‘best value’ to the Commission, taxpayers, and transit riders alike,” noted Darren Kettle, VCTC’s executive director. “Roadrunner has demonstrated its ability to provide quality, safe inter-city transit service across the past two years. It has recruited and retained quality personnel and mobilized a supporting fleet (following the cessation of service by VCTC’s prior transit operations contractor).”
Celebrating its twentieth year of operation, VCTC Intercity Bus (formerly VISTA) provides frequent service along six routes throughout Ventura County as well as to Warner Center in Los Angeles County and neighboring Santa Barbara County. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, nearly 825,000 rides were provided.