Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (Part) Selects National Express to Provide Fixed-Route Services

Cincinnati, Ohio   November 09, 2012   Business News
(PRLEAP.COM) CINCINNATI - A contract with National Express Transit Services Corporation (National Express) to provide PART Express fixed-route commuter services in the Piedmont Triad region was approved unanimously this week by the Board of the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation in Greensboro, North Carolina. Services under National Express are scheduled to begin Saturday, December 1.

"We are so proud to add PART to our growing list of customers, and more importantly, we look forward to implementing safe and convenient services for the passengers who rely on PART each day," stated Pete Settle, Chief Executive Officer of National Express Transit Services Corporation.

Scott Rhine, PART Programs Manager, expressed that "National Express was the easy choice to serve as PART's next operator for the Express services. They proposed a solid operations and transition plan and proposed a cost-effective pricing structure, all based on highly-recommended experience operating similar services elsewhere in the country."

Both Rhine and Settle anticipate a smooth transition of the service over the next several weeks. "We are already marshaling the corporate and regional resources needed to accomplish a smooth start-up and will soon have our entire resident team in place to ensure that we are ready at the end of the month," said Settle. Rhine added that he expects National Express will consider hiring the vast majority of the contracted employees who are currently providing the service who would like to be considered, pending successful background checks and mandatory safety screenings.

National Express Transit Services Corporation (www.nationalexpresstransit.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Express Corporation (www.nationalexpresscorp.com) and is a member of the worldwide family of National Express Group PLC (www.nationalexpressgroup.com).
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