For Release June 13, 2010
Contact: Timothy Stokes
First Transit Celebrates Sixth-Annual National Dump the Pump Day
CINCINNATI—First Transit, Inc., a leading provider of transit management and contracting services, is celebrating the Sixth-Annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 16, in conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and other transportation organizations throughout the country. Many First Transit-operated and managed locations will take part by providing free transit service and information highlighting the benefits of public transportation. Dump the Pump Day encourages the public to use public transportation to save money on gas and to educate the public on its environmental benefits.
“This event is a great way to educate the community on public transportation options in their area,” said Brad Thomas, president of First Transit and First Services. “This day provides an opportunity for our staff to connect with the public and provide the information needed to make the best transportation decisions. We are pleased to be a part of such a highly recognized and influential event.”
According to the APTA, individuals who use public transportation can save more than $10,000 annually. In addition to savings, riders can also make an impact in their environment from utilizing public transportation by significantly reducing carbon emissions and green house gases. For more information on this national event and the many benefits of public transportation, visit www.apta.com.
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.comor follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FirstGrpAmerica.