City of Pico Rivera Awards Three Year Contract to Southland Transit

Pico Rivera, CA (April 26, 2022) – The Pico Rivera City Council voted unanimously last night to approve a 1.3 million dollar contract for Southland Transit, Inc. (STI) to continue operating its Dial-A-Van services for three (3) years, beginning July 2022. The contract may be extended for two (2) additional years.

STI has operated the City’s contracted transit services since the company’s inception in 2001. Under the new agreement, STI will continue to operate services from its San Gabriel Valley based headquarters. The Company will be responsible for all aspects of dispatching, operations and maintenance, and for providing technologies that increase system efficiency and enhance rider experience. Services will be provided utilizing a fleet of 3 ADA accessible minibuses.

“The City of Pico Rivera is a very important and long term partner to Southland Transit. We are very pleased to have maintained their trust and we are very excited to work closely with them as they re-envision transit services for their community.”

About Pico Rivera Transit Services

The City of Pico Rivera has been operating the Dial-A-Van (DAV) program since 1999. DAV is a curb-to-curb paratransit service for residents age 55 and older, and for individuals with disabilities. The current program operates five (5) days per week from 8 AM to 11 AM and 12 PM to 4 PM. Transportation is provided within the City and up to six (6) miles beyond limits for approved trips. Services are provided free of charge to qualified riders.

About the City of Pico Rivera

Pico Rivera is a thriving community that offers opportunities to all who live, work and relax in the City. Situated on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles basin and the southern edge of the area known as the San Gabriel Valley, Pico Rivera is approximately 13 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Since its incorporation more than 50 years ago, the City has embraced progress while honoring its heritage. As the community looks forward to the next 50 years, several recent and pending projects will help ensure Pico Rivera continues to be a great place to live, work and play. These include the recently completed projects such as the Passons Boulevard railroad underpass project, the new Pico Rivera Library on Mines Avenue and the completion of the Parks Renovation project, which provided much-needed improvement and expansion of city parks and recreational facilities throughout the community.

About Southland Transit

Southland Transit, Inc. is one of California’s most experienced community transit companies having operated demand response and fixed route services for over 20 years. Our services have been provided under contract with multiple Los Angeles County cities, the County of Los Angeles, and numerous transit agencies. Through these experiences we have developed a high level of expertise in the delivery of community transit services. We offer the experience of a national operator with the accessibility of a local operator.


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