Deutsche Bahn has been operating public bus services for over 30 years. DB Regio Bus Mitte GmbH is one of the largest companies in Deutsche Bahn's bus group. Roughly 1,500 drivers in 950 buses transport over 100 million passengers a year: around 60% of them are students and vocational trainees; 40% are commuters and occasional passengers. It serves rural areas as well as cities such as Frankfurt and provides both regular route service as well as innovative demand-responsive transportation. With its local roots and many years in the marketplace, DB Regio Bus Mitte GmbH knows the region's transit needs in exquisite detail. The company works with local governments and the regional public transit operator to provide a wide range of bus services for its customers.