The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority approved a $12 million contract for shuttle services between its terminal and remote parking lots.
The five-year contract awarded on Monday to MV Transportation Inc., in Dallas, will provide the airport with 13 shuttle vans that can seat up to 14 passengers and be powered by compressed natural gas.
MV Transportation, the largest private transportation contracting firm in the U.S., also operates the BurbankBus and Glendale Beeline bus services.
“We look forward to working with MV Transportation to implement this new service before the holidays, offering our self-park customers a new level of customer service,” said Denis Carvill, the airport’s deputy executive director, in a prepared statement.
The new vans will cost the authority just more than $1 million but will save about $30,000 annually by exercising an option as part of the contract to pay $100,000 a year over the projected 10-year life span of the shuttles.
The fleet comes equipped with NextBus real-time control system technology, which will provide accurate vehicle arrival and departure times for passengers, an on-board surveillance system and a collision avoidance system.