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MV Story

MV Transportation began with Feysan and Alex Lodde’s determination to help their community’s most vulnerable citizens. In 1975, realizing the limited transportation options for the elderly and people with disabilities, the Loddes began providing transportation services throughout San Francisco—at that time one of the least accessible cities in the U.S. Feysan recounts carrying her passengers in her arms down several flights of stairs, as buildings often were not equipped with elevators. All too frequently, her pickups were the first time many of her passengers were able to leave their apartments.

Feysan and Alex started this service because it was the right thing to do for members of the community who seemed to be forgotten. This commitment to people remains firmly in place throughout MV today.

By 1990, the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, mandating comparable transportation for passengers with disabilities. With 15 years of experience in this specialized mode of transport, MV stood ready to provide transportation solutions at scale on behalf of municipalities and transit agencies.

Today, MV still operates under its founders’ guiding principles. The needs of people drive our company, literally and figuratively.  People come first—always. And that means providing the right mobility services at the right time and at the right price.

MV has grown, now representing more than 250 public transit agencies and private companies in performing their passenger transportation service in both the U.S. and Canada. We are proud to be the largest privately-owned transportation company in North America, providing paratransit, fixed route, shuttle, and school bus services.

Our experience and commitment to quality and innovation will greatly benefit your service. In partnership with you, we share new ideas, bring new technologies, and explore new ways to improve mobility in your community.

Timeline

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1975

Alex and Feysan Lodde start a wholesale travel business focused on disabled individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Increased requests for non-ambulance transportation to/from hospitals and dialysis centers led to vans being added to the fleet.

Business incorporated in California as California MediVan.

1978

1983

Company signs its first paratransit contract and rebrands to MV Transportation.

MV begins expanded transportation operations in regional centers across Northern California.

1986

1990

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is passed, requiring communities to provide comparable paratransit service to individuals with disabilities who may not reasonably be able to use fixed-route bus service. MV emerges as a strong independent competitor in the public transportation market.

MV wins its first fixed route bus service contract.

1998

1999

Begins operating its first contract outside of the state of California, in Oregon. Reaches $25 million in annual revenue.

MV expands into student transportation services.

2003

2005

MV wins its first corporate shuttle contract.

MV win its first university shuttle contract.

2007

2008

Annual revenue grows to $650 million and MV is recognized as the market leader in paratransit. Expands into fixed route bus services.

MV corporate headquarters relocated to Dallas, Texas.

2012

2013

Annual revenues reach $1 billion.

MV operates more than 200 contracts across 30 states with revenues exceeding $1.3 billion and over 20,000 team members.

2018

1975

Alex and Feysan Lodde start a wholesale travel business focused on disabled individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Increased requests for non-ambulance transportation to/from hospitals and dialysis centers led to vans being added to the fleet.

1978

Business incorporated in California as California MediVan.

1983

Company signs its first paratransit contract and rebrands to MV Transportation.

1986

MV begins expanded transportation operations in regional centers across Northern California.

1990

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is passed, requiring communities to provide comparable paratransit service to individuals with disabilities who may not reasonably be able to use fixed-route bus service. MV emerges as a strong independent competitor in the public transportation market.

1998

MV wins its first fixed route bus service contract.

1999

Begins operating its first contract outside of the state of California, in Oregon. Reaches $25 million in annual revenue.

2003

MV expands into student transportation services.

2005

MV wins its first corporate shuttle contract.

2007

MV win its first university shuttle contract.

2008

Annual revenue grows to $650 million and MV is recognized as the market leader in paratransit. Expands into fixed route bus services.

2012

MV corporate headquarters relocated to Dallas, Texas.

2013

Annual revenues reach $1 billion.

2018

MV operates more than 200 contracts across 30 states with revenues exceeding $1.3 billion and over 20,000 team members.

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MV Kudos

"MV has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to customer service and operational efficiency. We are pleased to extend our partnership with a shared focus on improving and enhancing mobility throughout the community."

– Adrian Aguilar, Santa Clarita City Transit Manager

“MV has consistently demonstrated its reliability and commitment to providing positive customer service.”

– Mike Greenwood, Chief Operations Officer, Access Services 

“MV Transportation is safe, reliable and responsive. Putnam County has developed a partnership that provides affordable and consistently dependable transportation services for our residents. The personal attention to every detail helps make my job as the transit manager easy. MV is extraordinary in every aspect of transit service.”

– Vincent Tamagna, Chairman Transportation Advisory /Director Transportation, Putnam County, NY

“MV’s more than 15-year commitment to the success of our system is critical as we continue our work to grow ridership and improve mobility throughout the Tri-Valley community.”

– Michael Tree, LAVTA Executive Director 

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