Goodyear awarded contract with L.A. County Metro

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. 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,” says 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.”

Metro operates a fleet of about 2,550 buses that include conventional and 60-foot articulated buses. Combined with Metro Rail and other transportation, it has an annual ridership of more than 447 million and provides service to nearly 16,000 bus stops.