Fort Worth, TX (June 30, 2020) – Today, RATP Dev USA, a national leader in public transit, announces it was awarded the management contract to oversee the City of Bowling Green’s Fixed Route and Paratransit Services, GO bg Transit (Fixed Route) and GO, too (Paratransit).
This is RATP Dev USA’s second transit contract in Kentucky, as RATP Dev USA is the current management contractor for the Western Kentucky University (WKU) Shuttle. RATP Dev USA will provide transportation management services for the City of Bowling Green, which commenced July 1, 2020, for a term of three (3) years, with the possibility of two (2) one-year extensions. RATP Dev USA and CBG have started transition, with newly appointed Transit Manager, Steven Beck.
“We are pleased to be partnering with RATP Dev USA,” stated Brent Childers, Neighborhood and Community Services Director for the City of Bowling Green. He continued, “we are looking forward to new and exciting changes to come here in the City of Bowling Green.”
As the Transit Management Contractor (TMC), RATP Dev USA will report to the City of Bowling Green, plan and evaluate service, make recommendations on service design and standards, prepare applications for federal and state funding, ensure compliance with federal and state requirements and regulations, and partner closely with the Transit Operations Contractor (TOC), to ensure compliance with service requirements. The City of Bowling Green’s metro area is home to 177,000 people. The city is 40 square miles in size and has experienced rapid growth in the past decade, reporting over 85,000 Fixed Route passenger trips and over 14,000 Paratransit passenger trips in 2019.
“We are especially excited about the award of this transit management contract, as it allows us to expand our footprint in the great state of Kentucky,” announced Arnaud Legrand, CEO of RATP Dev USA. “We are eager to partner with Community Action of Southern Kentucky to leverage our expertise and ridership at WKU, to develop a streamlined, modern transit system of the future!”