Warrenville, Ill. –National Express Transit (NEXT), a leading provider of transit services in North America, will begin operating Modesto Area Transit (MAX) in July, 2017. Modesto Area Transit is the fourth area of operations in California for the organization, including the cities of Vallejo, Kern County and Merced.
“We are looking forward to serving the residents of Modesto and Stanislaus County with safe and dependable transportation,” said Judith Crawford, CEO of National Express Transit. “More than 3.1million annual riders rely on MAX, and we are committed to providing the best service possible.”
As part of the National Express Group, NEXT brings global transit experience to the region.
“Our capability and experience and new on-board technologies as well as recommendations from our municipal partners, earned us this opportunity to provide public transportation to the City of Modesto.” said Mark Foster, vice president of NEXT operations.
As the company operating MAX, NEXT will be responsible for daily administrative duties, operations and staffing. The City will continue to provide fleet maintenance and overall program administration.
Since 1987 Modesto Area Express, better known by the acronym MAX, serves as the primary bus agency for Modesto, a Northern California city with over 200,000 inhabitants. The City provides regular transit and dial-a-ride local service in addition to commuter feeder service to regional rail systems, BART, ACE and Amtrak‘s San Joaquin train.The public transit fleet includes 56 vehicles serving 22 fixed routes.
About our company
Durham School Services, Stock Transportation, Petermann Bus and National Express Transit Corporation, make up National Express, headquartered in Warrenville, Ill. As a leader in transit and student transportation, National Express is committed to exceptional transportation safety, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. Our North American companies operate 22,500 vehicles and serve over 500 clients in 36 states and four provinces.