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AKRON, Ohio, August 17, 2010 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been awarded a five-year contract to supply tires and tire-related services to Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the nation's second largest transit bus fleet, which operates more than 100 million miles annually.
Goodyear again takes over the tire supply and service agreement after serving Metro from 1985 to 2006.
“Goodyear is pleased to be back at Metro,” said John Landefeld, Goodyear’s general manager of mileage sales, lease and service. “We look forward to once again providing quality tires and service to Metro and its patrons.”
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a fleet of approximately 2,550 buses that include conventional and 60-foot Articulated buses. Combined with Metro Rail and other transportation, it has an annual ridership of over 447 million, and provides service to nearly 16,000 bus stops. For more information about Metro, visit http://www.metro.net.
Goodyear’s Mileage Sales, Lease and Service business, a part of Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems, provides tire lease and service solutions to transit and charter bus fleets across the United States and Canada. For more information, go to http://www.goodyear.com/mileage.
Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems offer complete products and services to the trucking and bus industries, including a full range of original equipment and replacement tires. This includes the 24/7 fleetHQ Solution Center, national programs, tire management tools, online information access and business problem-solving for tomorrow's trucking and bus fleets. For more information on Goodyear's commercial tires, go to http://www.goodyear.com/truck.