MV Transportation, Inc. honored as Community Hero

September 11, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
MV Transportation, Inc., the largest American owned private provider of public transportation services, was honored Thursday by the City of Fairfield as a Community Hero during the City's Community Resources Department's 6th Annual Community Heroes Luncheon.

MV, which is based in Fairfield, was selected to receive this honor for its continuous support of city programs and initiatives. Over the last few years, MV has donated more than $100,000 to various city and county programs, and civic associations.

In August, MV made a $12,500 donation to the City's Senior Day Program, which offers a number of social services for seniors 50 and over, including AARP drivers training and tax preparation assistance, annual flu shots, as well as legal and health referrals. Some of the programs were facing elimination before MV and other local businesses stepped up to help.

Also, this summer, MV donated $10,000 to the Solano Community Foundation, a non-profit organization which has distributed more than $200,000 to 499 teachers through the Education Plus! Mini-Grant Program.

"We are very much honored to be recognized as a Community Hero by our hometown leaders," said Nikki Frenney, MV's Vice President of Public Affairs. "To be recognized for our community outreach efforts by the Mayor and the City is quite humbling. MV believes giving back to our neighbors, supporting community initiatives and providing great customer service are the keys to success."

MV is the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately-owned transportation contracting firm in the United States. The company employs more than 12,000 dedicated transit professionals and operates more than 190 paratransit, fixed-route, shuttle and Medicaid contracts in 25 states, the District of Columbia and Vancouver, British Columbia.