SOURCE: American Logistics Company

American Logistics Company

August 14, 2012 11:00 ET

Carlsbad Unified School District Awards Special Needs Transportation Contract to ALC

The District Is Expected to Save $5 Million Over the Life of the Contract, When Compared to the Next Lowest Bid; The Contract Will Also Help Stimulate the Local Economy Through Its Use of Community-Based Transportation Resources

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 14, 2012) - American Logistics Company (ALC), a national passenger transportation management company that specializes in special needs transportation, today announced it has been selected by Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) to provide transportation services for students with special needs.

ALC's winning bid, which was $1 million less per year than the next lowest bid, will enable CUSD and taxpayers to save more than $3 million over the initial 3-year base term of the contract, with two option years that would extend the contract up to 5 years and provide an additional $2 million in savings. Additionally, because ALC's coordinated transportation model leverages community-based resources, the dollars invested by CUSD will remain in the community, thereby helping stimulate the local economy.

As the incumbent, ALC has a long-standing relationship with CUSD, having provided special needs transportation services to the District since 2007, saving the district up to 40% annually over competitive transportation service offerings.

"It is an honor to continue providing services for CUSD's students with special transportation needs," said Craig Puckett, president, ALC. "Our work with CUSD demonstrates that in the area of special needs transportation, high quality, responsive service and cost containment are not mutually exclusive objectives. We look forward to working with CUSD and their students with special transportation needs for many years to come."

A growing number of school districts are finding ALC to be the definitive answer to the challenges associated with operating a special needs school transportation program that is safe, reliable, and sensitive to the specific needs of this population, yet cognizant of the budget concerns that plague education today. As the only pupil transportation management company to be designated as a "Recommended Service" by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), ALC represents a validated best practice approach to special needs transportation.

About ALC
ALC is a national passenger transportation management company focusing solely on special needs transportation. ALC's Coordinated Transportation Model™ leverages community-based resources to serve transit agencies, school districts and the healthcare industry. Through the use of proprietary transportation management and trip optimization technology, ALC provides high quality, innovative transportation services that raise the bar for efficiency, cost-effectiveness, passenger safety and driver accountability. By partnering with community-based resources to fulfill the transportation needs of its clients, ALC contributes to the success of local economies by ensuring that dollars spent on transportation services remain in the community. Additionally, ALC's innovative transportation solutions contribute to an overall reduction in the carbon footprint of any transportation program, due to a reduction in the size and number of vehicles required.

For more information, visit www.AmericanLogistics.com.

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