Bismarck, ND – National Express Transit (NEXT), a leading provider of transit services in North America, will begin operating Bis-Man Transit in November 2017. Bis-Man Transit establishes NEXT’s first area of operations in North Dakota.
“We are very much looking forward to beginning operations for this vital transit system,” said Judith Crawford, CEO of National Express Transit.
The Bis-Man Transit system will continue to serve the Bismarck, Mandan and Lincoln areas. The system includes six routes and door-to-door paratransit services.
NEXT will be adding state-of-the-art safety technology, including DriveCam and Zonar GPS, to the 29 fixed-route and paratransit vehicles serving the area. DriveCam is a windshield-mounted camera that captures unusual or coachable events in 12-second video clips which are uploaded via wireless network to a database for analysis. Zonar allows operators to conduct daily pre- and post-trip inspections that check cosmetic and safety-related elements to ensure the vehicles are road-ready.
“Safety is our top priority and we are investing in top-of-the-line technologies to keep our passengers and operators safe,” Crawford said.
As part of the National Express Group, NEXT brings global transit experience to the region.
“We currently are working to take on operations in November, and are looking forward to a smooth transition,” said Mark Foster, vice president of NEXT operations.
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Durham School Services, Stock Transportation, Petermann Bus and National Express Transit, make up National Express LLC, headquartered in Lisle, Ill. As a leader in transit and student transportation, National Express is committed to exceptional safety, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. Our North American companies operate 23,000 buses and serve over 500 partners in 39 states and four provinces.