Total Transit/Discount Cab Secures Contract with City of Maricopa

Latest contract win continues Total Transit’s geographic expansion

Phoenix, AZ, March 18, 2012 --( Total Transit, parent company to Discount Cab, is proud to announce that it was recently selected by the City of Maricopa, Ariz. as the primary demand-response transportation service provider, from Jan. 3 through Sept. 20, 2012. According to this contract, Total Transit will provide reservation-based transportation both within the city of Maricopa and to medical centers in Chandler, Ariz. and Casa Grande, Ariz.

The selection process for the City of Maricopa involved a rigorous RFP process, requiring multiple years experience in operating, managing, and reporting on a Federal Transit Administration program. The selection process was based on the technical capabilities of operations and administration, as well as competence in operating policy and procedures and safety program training for employees.

“We are excited to begin working with the City of Maricopa,” said Total Transit CEO Craig Hughes. “Our 28 years of experience in the transportation business right here in Arizona has taught us a lot about the industry, this market and how best to serve every passenger while providing our varied transportation services. This new contract with the City of Maricopa is a testament to our exceptional reputation and experience.”

Total Transit places a heavy focus on service and safety in its operations. Offering 24/7 and bilingual customer support, Total Transit also has driver requirements that go well above and beyond industry standards. All drivers must pass a ten panel drug screening test as well as a sex offender registry check; have no DUIs; and complete a three-day training course that includes classroom, on-the-road and sensitivity tests. In addition, Total Transit also certifies its drivers in the provision of mobility/wheelchair-accommodating transportation for those with disabilities.

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About Total Transit

Total Transit was founded in 1984, and offers comprehensive transportation management, private and public transportation services. Headquartered in the Phoenix metro area, Total Transit has grown into one of the premier transportation companies in the country, with operations also in Tucson, Ariz., and Salt Lake City, Utah. For the last 28 years, Total Transit has delivered industry-leading service levels and has developed innovative and unique transportation solutions, such as mobility/wheelchair-accommodating and eco-friendly transportation, for its clientele. Total Transit is also popularly known as the parent company of Discount Cab, one of the largest cab companies in the Southwest, operating a fleet of nearly 800 cabs, including the largest fleet of hybrid Toyota Prius cabs in North America. In fact, over 80% of the Discount Cab fleet is made up of these highly fuel-efficient hybrids.

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About Discount Cab

Founded in 1984, Discount Cab is one of the largest cab companies in the Southwest, with a fleet of nearly 800 cabs. Discount Cab operates in Phoenix, and Tucson, Ariz., as well as Salt Lake City, Utah. Discount Cab adheres to the core principles of transparency, honesty, integrity, environmental consideration and innovation, which ensure they are the company people call whenever they need a ride. Discount Cab operates with respect for its employees, its contractors, the environment, the community and, most importantly, its passengers. Discount Cab provides mobility/wheelchair-accommodating and eco-friendly transportation (over 80% of its fleet is made up of the highly fuel-efficient Prius). Discount Cab received the 2009 “Taxicab Large Fleet Operator of the Year” award from the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA). For more information on Discount Cab, please visit Find @Discount_Cab on Twitter and on Facebook at
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Charles Clarkson