First Transit Awarded Transit Management Contract for Green Bay Metro
CINCINNATI, OH – First Transit’s Transit Management division won a contract in Green Bay, Wisconsin to manage their fixed route and paratransit services. Under the direction of Chris Phelps, First Transit’s General Manager, Green Bay Metro serves 1.7 million in ridership, operating 40 vehicles. There are 76 dedicated transit professionals in Green Bay. This contract began in June of 2007 and is valued at $175,000 for year one. The terms of the contract are a base of one year with 4 one year options.
Phelps joins First Transit after working in the transit industry for six years as the Vice President, General Manager for Denton, Texas and Waco, Texas. He provided leadership in recruitment, compliance, routing, short and long term planning and fleet maintenance. Phelps is joined by Spyros Saucier, the Operations Superintendent for the City of Green Bay. Saucier has over 10 years of transit experience at the management level.
Richard Dunning, Senior Vice President of First Transit “is very proud of the efforts of the First Transit Team in winning this contract. The dedication of First Transit staff is unparalleled. These wins, along with the addition of Laidlaw Transit Services, makes First Transit a clear market leader in our industry.”
On October 1, FirstGroup plc, First Transit’s parent company, announced the close of the acquisition of Laidlaw International, Inc. Subsequently, Laidlaw Transit Services became a part of First Transit. First Transit, Inc. has more than 51 years of experience and is a leading provider of passenger transportation contract and management services in the United States, now providing operation, management and consulting for 235 locations in 45 states, Canada and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal organizations, and private companies. First Transit employs more than 13,000 dedicated transit professionals.