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.

  • Availability:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Page range: pp 70, 72-73
  • Authors:
    • Starcic, J
  • Publication Date: 2005-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2005 12:00AM