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.
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.
Company signs its first paratransit contract and rebrands to MV Transportation.
MV begins expanded transportation operations in regional centers across Northern California.
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.
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.
MV wins its first corporate shuttle contract.
MV win its first university shuttle contract.
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.
Annual revenues reach $1 billion.
MV wins largest paratransit and fixed-route contract awards in North America.
MV operates more than 200 contracts across 30 states with revenues exceeding $1.3 billion and over 20,000 team members.
– Adrian Aguilar, Santa Clarita City Transit Manager
– Mike Greenwood, Chief Operations Officer, Access Services
– Vincent Tamagna, Chairman Transportation Advisory /Director Transportation, Putnam County, NY
– Michael Tree, LAVTA Executive Director