MV Transportation

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MV Transportation, Inc.
MV Transportation logo.png
HeadquartersDallas, Texas
Service areaUnited States and Canada
Service typetransit bus, paratransit, shuttle, school bus
Chief executiveThomas A. Egan [2]

MV Transportation, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas.,[3] is the largest privately-owned passenger transportation contracting services firm in the United States. The company can provide paratransit, fixed-route, campus and corporate shuttles, and student transportation services, partnering with over 200 city and county government transit agencies, school districts, universities, and corporations. MV serves over 110 million passengers each year across 30 states and Canada with a team of more than 20,000 transit professionals.[4]


MV Transportation, Inc., was founded in 1975 in San Francisco, California, by Alex and Feysan Lodde, who continue to own the company.[5] The Loddes realized the limited transportation options for the elderly and people with disabilities and began providing transportation services throughout the city. By 1990, the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, mandating comparable transportation for passengers with disabilities.

Since that time MV has grown, now generating over $1.3B in 2022 annual revenues and representing more than 200 public transit agencies and private companies in performing their passenger transportation service in both the U.S. and Canada. It is the largest privately-owned transportation company in North America, providing paratransit, fixed route, shuttle and school transportation services. .[5]

Company milestones[edit]

  • 1978: incorporated in the State of California as MediVan[6]
  • 1984: the company won its first government contract
  • 1990: name changed from MediVan to MV Transportation, Inc.[6]
  • 2001: MV won its first contract outside of its home state, California
  • 2004: MV is named one of America's fastest growing companies by Inc. Magazine
  • 2004: MV debuted on Black Enterprise Magazine's B.E. 100 list as the 16th largest Black-owned company in the United States
  • 2004: MV was awarded Microsoft's employee shuttle contract
  • 2005: MV was awarded $500+ million contract in Washington D.C., largest in company history
  • 2008: MV won the TransLink paratransit contract in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company's first contract outside the United States.
  • 2010: MV Transportation was celebrated by client, Bechtel Corporation for its work at Motiva Refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. The MV division drove one million miles and carried one million passengers at the site.
  • 2012: MV Transportation relocated its global headquarters from Fairfield, California to Dallas, Texas.[7]

Transit operations[edit]


  1. ^ MV: Our Purpose Archived 2009-07-21 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "On the move". CEOWORLD magazine. 2019-03-25. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  3. ^ BusinessWeek, Company Overview
  4. ^ "MV Transportation Locations". Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-06-05.
  5. ^ a b "MV Fast Facts" (PDF). MV Transportation. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  6. ^ a b "The MV Story: Building an American Dream". MV Transportation. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  7. ^ "MV Transportation, Inc. Relocates Global Headquarters to Dallas" (PDF). MV Transportation. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2017-02-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ Fairfax County to sign $200M Connector bus service contract Washington Examiner March 30, 2009
  10. ^ Transdev wins Fairfax bus contract Metro Report International May 16, 2019
  11. ^ "U.S. company to provide St. John's para-transit | CBC News".

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