ACI Awarded New Five-Year Contract to Provide Transportation Services to Valley Metro Rail in Arizona

ACI has managed light rail system in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa since 2008.

(Boston, MA) – ACI, one of the largest privately-held providers of contracted passenger rail services in the United States, today announced that the Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors in Arizona approved a five-year contract, with one three-year and one two-year options to extend, for the provision of rail transportation services for a 26-mile light rail system.

With the new pact, ACI will continue to oversee train service operations for Valley Metro Rail in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. ACI began providing operations services prior to the opening of Valley Metro Rail in December 2008. Today, ACI oversees a light rail system that operates 365 days per year and in the most recent fiscal year, delivered 15.6 million trips for customers with an on-time performance of 93.4 percent.

“ACI is gratified to continue our role in delivering a safe and reliable transit choice for residents throughout the Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa region,” said James F. O’Leary, Principal with ACI. “We look forward to continuing our ongoing and beneficial long-term partnership with Valley Metro Rail while providing customers with the safe, dependable service they deserve.”

“ACI takes great pride and ownership in delivering robust rail operations, which sets them apart as a service provider,” said Ray Abraham, Valley Metro Chief Operations Officer. “After nine years of providing rail service for Valley Metro, the men and women of ACI continue to have a strong commitment to quality operations.”

About Valley Metro

Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of 26 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2016, total ridership for the system was 67 million passengers. Seven high capacity transit extensions are planned or under construction that will create a 66-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance.

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About ACI

ACI is a provider of bus and rail transportation operations and maintenance services to public and private mass transit systems across the United States. Backed by unparalleled industry experience, multi-modal experience, ACI has worked with public and private entities to plan, finance, manage and provide transportation operations and maintenance services. ACI has established a reputation as an industry leader by delivering safe, reliable and timely transportation services combined with unparalleled finance, management, and public/private joint development expertise. ACI holds transportation services management contracts in Arizona, Colorado, Maryland and Puerto Rico. ACI also operates the Paul Revere Transportation Company, the 16th largest bus company in the United States.

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