Bill George is a 35-year career veteran of the passenger ground transportation industry and the founder and CEO of WHC Worldwide|zTrip, the largest national taxi company in the United States. As CEO, he is responsible for the entire operation of zTrip, which is made up of more than 25 business units operating a fleet of more than 5,000 vehicles across 14 states.
Bill has owned and operated taxicab and ground transportation companies dating back to 1984. He served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Metropolitan Transportation Services, Inc. (MTSI). MTSI was Kansas City’s largest full-line passenger ground transportation service. In 1997 he sold MTSI to Coach USA, Inc., the nation’s largest motorcoach operator, and continued to oversee operations for the Kansas City region. In 2003 Bill repurchased the KC operation form Coach USA and expanded it into a 700 vehicle operation. In 2007 Bill sold all of his transportation assets to Transdev, the Paris, France based worldwide transportation conglomerate. He served as President of the Taxicab and Sedan Division and led a staff of more than 1,000 professionals.
In 2018 he formed WHC Worldwide and began acquiring taxicab and paratransit companies around the USA, including Transdev’s taxi companies. Bill has completed more than 40 business acquisitions during his career and is skilled in integrating diverse workforces and uniting them in a common goal of achieving excellence in customer service.
Bill has a passion for implementing transportation programs that enhance the communities his companies serve. He developed an approach that analyzed the lifecycle of his customers and how transportation could improve their lives. From pre-natal visits by expectant mothers and alternative student transportation, to reverse job commuting and non-emergency medical transportation for seniors, he has developed multiple services to meet every need.
He was recently awarded the Rosa Parks Spirit Award in recognition of a paratransit on-demand service he developed for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. Bill has been recognized as Operator of the Year by the TTA (formerly TLPA), an international trade group representing more than 1,000 passenger ground transportation providers.
Bill resides in Kansas City and Scottsdale and is involved in many civic issues. He has been a board member of The Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, The Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation, The Metropolitan Crime Commission and the first three-term Chairman of Visit KC. He is currently a Board Member of The Transportation Alliance and its educational foundation.