Driving Out Harm

Our company-wide global safety development campaign, Driving Out Harm, has been proven to promote consistency in our safety practices. This campaign demonstrates our intense commitment to safe operations throughout our organization. These policies include a range of standards for our leadership, as well as individual competence and accountability. Driving Out Harm embraces our corporate safety value through the strict implementation of our twelve Global Standards. These safety initiatives tighten our control on safety risks in all key areas.

A proven thought-leader in safety, National Express Transit (NEXT) has crafted proprietary company-wide programs that establish and enforce strict safety and management standards. Our innovative Frontline Position Candidate Screening ensures a safe, consistent, and pleasurable experience for all riders. With NEXT on board, it’s an easy road ahead.

Who We Are

A worldwide leader in Fixed Route and Paratransit solutions, National Express Transit (NEXT) has the experience and expertise to make sure there are no bumps along the way. NEXT is the transit division of National Express LLC (NELLC). As a subsidiary of National Express Group, NELLC is backed by the strength and history of one of the world’s leading public transit companies. Every contract is handled by a dedicated local team who delivers the professionalism and personal attention you’re looking for. Safety is always Job 1.

National Express LLC’s Shuttle division, operated by WeDriveU, is a leader in private transportation solutions for workplaces and campuses. WeDriveU shuttles help companies, universities and hospitals attract talent, link public transit and boost productivity for long-distance commuters. Click here to learn more.

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National Express Transit Leadership Team

Gary Waits, CEO of National Express Transit and National Express School Bus Division, has nearly 20 years of experience in the transportation industry and has held many leadership positions within multiple transportation organizations. He joined National Express in 2010 and previously was the divisional CEO of National Express Transit Corporation, COO of our East area of operations, and most recently CFO and treasurer. Prior to joining our team, Gary was the chief financial officer for First Student and then the vice president of finance for North America for First Group.

Mark Foster has provided public transportation service for more than 38 years. He understands the importance of having the best employees working with him, having enough employees to operate the system, taking care of the customer, and most importantly, ensuring the safety of the customers that are transported. Through his career (starting with R.W. Harmon and Sons), he worked as a mechanic, bus driver, manager of major bus operations and was promoted to senior management in every company with which he has been associated. Mark possesses strong leadership skills and is proficient atdeveloping and leading effective management teams focused on goals for growth, safety and quality service. At a single time Mark has been responsible for as many as 100 transit properties and over 10,000 employees in the transportation industry.

John oversees the Business Development Team and leads them to engage with key stakeholders. Through key engagement and relationship building, King and his team will ensure the development of qualified sales, bids and acquisitions, and conversion targets for the company.

“I am truly excited to join the National Express Transit team and welcome this opportunity to help grow our transit portfolio,” said King. “I look forward to meeting our current customers and working alongside a very talented team to ensure that we provide unrivaled safety methods and dedicated service that addresses the needs of our customers and their communities.”

Before joining NEXT, King was the regional vice president at Transdev and prior to that, held managerial positions at Veolia Transportation and Yellow Transportation. King also brings with him more than 20 years of experience in operations.

Rick joins the National Express team with 32 years of transit operations and business development experience. He hired, trained, supervised, and managed over 5,000 transit professionals at 20 locations nationwide in past positions, and was responsible for over $600 million in sales of transit, shuttle, fixed-route, and ADA paratransit service contracts during his career.

Our Mission & Values

Our mission is providing the safest, highest-quality transportation services — on time, every time.

Our vision is to deliver service excellence to earn the partnership, loyalty, and trust of our customers and employees with an operational focus on our five core values: Safety, Customer, People, Community, and Excellence.

Safety in Routing and Scheduling Software and Fleet Maintenance Solutions


We only do what is safe and stop any unsafe behavior.
Fixed Route Service and Transportation Scheduling Software


Our policies and practices will advance the social, environmental and economic conditions in the communities where we operate.​
Transportation Scheduling Software and Fixed Route Service


We develop the talents, reward the exceptional performance and respect the rights of all our employees.
National Transportation Company and Paratransit Operations


We place them at the heart of our business and relentlessly meet their expectations.

Demand Responsive Paratransit and Route Scheduling software


We constantly strive to be excellent in all that we do.​