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RATP Dev USA Tapped to Manage D.C. Circulator

| October 16, 2018

D.C. Circulator

RATP Dev USA, a national leader in public transit, announced it has been awarded the contract to manage the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) D.C. Circulator, a bus system for the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

DDOT selected RATP Dev USA through a national competitive process that awarded the contract based on best value procurement. Contract services began October 1, 2018 and will cover an initial period of five years with three additional five-year options. RATP Dev USA has appointed Tom Reynolds to serve as D.C. Circulator’s new general manager.

“Washington, D.C.’s District Department of Transportation is looking forward to working with RATP Dev USA, to provide outstanding services to our community,” said Jeff Marootian, Director at DDOT. “We trust that RATP Dev USA’s level of expertise and resources will improve the performance of the D.C. circulator and build on Mayor Bowsers’ efforts to deliver quality service to D.C. riders.”

These recent efforts include the purchase of 40 new buses, including the largest fleet of electric buses on the east coast, and the first reconfiguration of routes in years.

Under the terms of the contract, RATP Dev USA will directly supervise D.C. Circulator’s daily operations for six Circulator routes and maintain the 72-bus fleet in support of nearly 5 million annual trips. While the transition won’t impact riders directly, DDOT still encourages riders to monitor D.C. Circulator’s social media platforms and website for any service advisories.

As the city with the nation’s second highest percentage of public transit commuters, the relatively large population comprised of students, working residents, seniors, and visitors, rely on safe, convenient and reliable transit from DDOT to conduct their daily activities.

 

Category: General Update, News, Transit News

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