McDonald Transit awarded large U.S. bus operating contract
McDonald Transit Associates (McDonald Transit), headquartered in Fort Worth, TX, has been retained by the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Capital Metro”) to operate the major part of the fixed route bus network of Austin, TX, for a three-year term with four optional years.
With its 79 lines, the bus network provides transportation services to the Austin metropolitan area, the capital of Texas, delivering 1.3 million residents with a modern urban bus system. Over 250 buses are operated and more than 21 million passengers carried each year.
McDonald Transit already manages extensive urban transportation networks in the US including Charlotte, NC, Colorado Springs, CO, and Fort Worth, TX. The company was chosen for its recognized expertise and its ability to operate complex networks. The contract is worth $400 million over the potential seven-year period, making it one of the most important urban bus transportation contracts in the U.S.