In many municipalities, Connexxion Taxi Services provides student transport for thousands of students in special education. This makes Connexxion Taxi Services the largest in our country in this area. The municipalities of Eindhoven and Waalre have signed the agreement. The assignment will take effect on 1 August 2022 and consists of transporting approximately 790 students to various schools. The duration of the contract is 5 years with the unilateral option to extend.
In total, about 800 pupils are transported to and from school. From the first day of the new school year, 5 September 2022, Connexxion will transport around 800 students from Eindhoven and Waalre to and from school. This is divided over approximately 150 trips per day. This concerns pupils who are not in regular education, but who go to other schools in the region where they receive the support, care and/or guidance they need. All transport movements are fully electric. Connexxion, part of Transdev Nederland, is purchasing nearly 100 new electric taxis and taxibuses for this assignment.
The collaboration between the three organizations is also reflected in another theme; a sustainable workforce. For example, a link has been made between Connexxion and the Employment Team (WGT) of the municipality of Eindhoven. The WGT supports the recruitment of personnel, including personnel with a distance to the labor market (social return). The latter group includes people with a limited education, long-term job seekers or older (55+) job applicants. Every new driver first receives training and an experienced driver as a buddy.