Wyndham-based bus company CDC Victoria has signed an agreement with Public Transport Victoria to continue operating its existing bus routes in Melbourne.
CDC Victoria recently moved into its head office in Truganina, and provides services to the inner-east and western suburbs, as well as Ballarat and Geelong.
The state government announced last week it had signed new contracts with three metropolitan bus operators, including CDC, which will begin on July 1 and run for 10 years, subject to performance targets.
CDC Victoria chief executive, Nick Yap, said that the company – a subsidiary of ComfortDelGro, one of the largest land transport companies in the world – began operating in Melbourne in 2009.
He said CDC Victoria was excited to have signed a new 10-year contract.
“We’re looking forward to a productive and long term relationship with the government to deliver better bus services in the communities that we serve,” he said.
“This includes servicing the fast-growing city of Wyndham where we have recently invested $15 million to build a new modern facility equipped to serve the ever expanding population in the west.”
Melburnians take more 117 million bus trips every year and the industry supports more than 4500 jobs.
The Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan said the government was committed to “… modernising, expanding and upgrading Melbourne’s extensive bus network to deliver better services for passengers”.