LISLE and CHICAGO, IL—CDT, owned and operated by National Express Transit (NEXT), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a seven-year renewal contract which includes a three-year extension with Pace Suburban Bus (Pace), serving its elderly and disabled customers throughout the Chicagoland area. The company is one of four vendors to be awarded the Pace contract. The renewal is based in part on the Company’s proven partnership with Pace and its best-in-class customer service excellence and innovation.
Lisle, Il – Durham School Services driver Sergio Duenas from San Bernardino, CA (competing in transit) placed second. He had won third place in the same category in 2018. Sergio has been a driver with Durham for eight and a half years. He acts as a behind the wheel trainer for recently hired drivers and prides himself in mastering driving to perfection.
Lisle, Il - The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) awarded Durham School Services Vice President of Operations, Rick Klaus and Area General Manager, Rhonda McKown the Golden Merit Award for their work in safety, advocacy and customer service. NSTA’s Golden Merit Award was established in 1969 to recognize school bus employees for their achievements in safety, driver training, business practice, vehicle maintenance and superior service to their school district, community and the student transportation industry.
Phoenix, AZ -- Valley Metro and Total Transit, as part of National Express, honored bus operator Julie Castillo for driving one million miles accident-free behind the wheel of a bus. Castillo has been driving buses since being hired by Total Transit for over 11 years ago, and has since demonstrated a dedication to excellence and safety.
San Francisco, CA and Lisle, IL -- Kango, the award-winning app-based rideshare and childcare service for busy families, today announced a $3.6 million dollar Series A funding round. The round was led by a strategic investment from National Express, the premier transportation firm which operates a fleet of more than 25,000 vehicles, that includes serving 600 school districts in 30 states, and transporting 1.2 million students on a daily basis. As part of the funding agreement, David A. Duke from National Express is joining Kango’s board.