In March, Transdev completed the acquisition of First Transit, making Transdev the leading operator of environmentally-friendly public transportation services in the U.S. and Canada across fixed-route bus systems, paratransit, shuttle services, rail, light rail, and fleet maintenance.
With this transaction, Transdev is enhancing its ability to support public transit agencies in the U.S. and Canada in their energy transition toward decarbonization and the increased deployment of zero-emission vehicle fleets. To date, Transdev operates or maintains more than 400 zero-emission electric vehicles in North America, with an additional 70 vehicles on order. Transdev is set to operate a global fleet of 3,000 electric vehicles worldwide by year-end 2023.
METRO Magazine Executive Editor Alex Roman got the chance to talk to Laura Hendricks, CEO of Transdev U.S., about the First Transit acquisition, how the onboarding process is going, the short- and long-term impact, and much more.