Mass Transit Announces its Top 40 Under 40 List

FOR RELEASE September 21, 2012
Contact: Timothy Stokes
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Mass TransitAnnounces its Top 40 Under 40 List

Honors under-40 professionals who have contributed to the transit industry          

CINCINNATI– Mass Transit, the only magazine exclusively dedicated to public transportation, announced the fourth annual Mass Transit Top 40 Under 40 list, honoring those professionals who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry. First Transit employees Lora Mallory and Brian Andrews were among the few selected for this recognition. Honorees were nominated by their peers and judged on criteria that included job commitment, industry involvement and contribution, achievement in his or her position and innovation in his or her field.

“Millions of people utilize public transportation every year, relying on it to transport them to work, school, social and sporting activities,” says Publisher John Hollenhorst. “The individuals chosen for this year’s list have been stand outs in their respective areas and show a strong passion and commitment that exemplifies the best of the best.”

“We received so many qualified nominations we could easily have extended the list,” adds Editor Leah Harnack. “It was challenging to narrow it down, but we are confident that this list is made up of professionals who are not only extremely deserving of this honor, we expect they will continue to play a significant role in public transport for decades to come.”

Winners will be showcased in the September/October cover feature of Mass Transit magazine and online atwww.MassTransitmag.com.

Mass Transit magazine serves more than 21,000 readers associated with the public transportation industry including transit managers, industry suppliers and industry associations. It is the only publication that focuses on the people who manage the business and their successful management practices. The publication’s editorial content provides subscribers with management, marketing, operational and product information they need to better manage transit systems and overcome the changes in today's environment.

About First Transit
First Transit, Inc., part of FirstGroup America, is a leading provider of passenger transportation contract and management services in the United States. In 2008, FirstGroup America was awarded the National Safety Council’s highest award for safety. With more than 51 years of experience, First Transit provides operation, management and consulting for 235 locations in 41 states and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal organizations and private companies. For more information, visit www.firsttransit.com.

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