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A recipe for revival in public transportation: the benefits of private contracting

Three years into the pandemic, the transportation industry faces a unique opportunity for
revolution. We believe that fostering stronger partnerships between transit agencies and private
contractors is the key to revival for the following reasons.

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About the North American Transit Alliance

The North American Transit Alliance (NATA) is comprised of the six largest private transit contracting firms that operate and maintain critical ADA paratransit, fixed route, and other transportation services on behalf of U.S. transportation agencies nationwide. NATA was created to further transit innovation and advocate for its workforce, who serve and transport some of our most vulnerable citizens, including seniors and ADA-eligible riders. NATA’s member organizations make up 15 percent of the U.S. public transportation workforce, encompassing more than 74,000 total employees.