First Transit Wins Contract Renewal for Pasadena ARTS

CINCINNATI, OHIO – First Transit announces that the company has been awarded the ongoing management, operations and maintenance of the Pasadena, CA fixed-route and Dial-A-Ride services for the Area Rapid Transportation System (ARTS). Beginning July 1, 2014, the contract is for five base years with one two-year option following the base term. There are presently 36 buses and 86 employees providing more than 1.2 million trips annually to Pasadena passengers.

First Transit Region Vice President Eric Estell states, “First Transit is happy to continue our partnership with the City of Pasadena and the Area Rapid Transportation System. We remain fully committed to the highest standards in safe, reliable transportation for the communities we serve.”

About First Transit
First Transit, Inc. has nearly 60 years of experience and is a leading provider of passenger transportation contract and management services in the United States. First Transit, Inc. currently provides 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.