MV Transportation, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas., is the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned transportation contracting firm in the United States. The company employs more than 17,000 workers and operates more than 190 paratransit, fixed-route, shuttle and Medicaid contracts in 28 states, the District of Columbia, 2 Canadian provinces, and Saudi Arabia. MV Transportation, Inc., was founded in 1975 in San Francisco, California, by husband and wife team Alex and Feysan Lodde, who continue to own the company. For the first twenty years of service, the company remained small, operating in fewer than 10 locations. In the mid 1990s the transportation industry experienced a wave of consolidation when several small and mid-sized companies merged and acquired each other. As a result, privately held MV found itself facing major multinational corporations. At this time, MV Transportation recruited a number of top industry professionals who developed and expanded the company under the guidance of the Loddes. Today, MV Transportation has $1 billion in annual revenue and operates nearly 10,000 vehicles across the United States and Canada. It offers cities, counties, transit authorities and private companies transportation in paratransit, fixed route, flex route, commuter service and Medicaid transportation management. MV also contracts with several entities to provide turnkey services, operating all modes of service under one contract.