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Last week, six private transit operating firms formed the North American Transit Alliance (NATA) to promote transportation solutions and advocate for transit workers.
Under the alliance, First Transit, Keolis, MV Transportation, National Express, RATP Dev USA and Transdev will work with public transit agencies to help shape a future where public transportation is safe, clean and reliable, NATA officials said in a press release.
"NATA's members bring ideas that will help pave the way for what tomorrow's mobility looks like, today," said Dick Alexander, Transdev chief executive officer and NATA board chair. "We must fundamentally rethink how transportation services are delivered for the communities we serve, and we will help do that by bringing proven solutions and a deeply-experienced workforce."
NATA also will advocate for its members' workforces and engage with federal and state governments on behalf of its members. Together, the alliance's workforce accounts for 35 percent of the total U.S. public transportation labor pool with more than 154,000 total employees.
Over 19 percent of the passenger journeys, or over 1 billion trips, in the United States in 2018 were completed using services provided by private transportation, NATA officials said.