FIRST TRANSIT ESTABLISHES PARTNERSHIP FOR THE LONG HAUL
This article profiles the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) in Massachusetts and its public-private partnership with outside service provide. State legislation in Massachusetts prevents transit agencies from directly operating their own vehicles. The article describes the 22-year working relationship MVRTA has had with First Transit in which First Transit manages and operates a fixed- route paratransit service for MVRTA. It relates the benefits of the public-private partnership, such as ease of oversight, networking opportunities, purchasing agreements, and management of diverse services. The article concludes with a discussion on budget constraints and future growth.
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- Page range: pp 70, 72-73
- Starcic, J
- Publication Date: 2005-5
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 3 p.
- TRT Terms: Contracting out; Costs; Public private partnerships; Public transit; Transit authorities
- Subject Areas: Finance; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 01001637
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
- Files: BTRIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 7 2005 12:00AM