First Transit Awarded Transportation Contract for the Savannah College of Art and Design

CINCINNATI, July 20, 2009—First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services, has been awarded the transportation contract for the Savannah College of Art and Design, effective September 1, 2009. First Transit is part of Cincinnati-based FirstGroup America, North America's largest transportation company.

The contract is a five-year agreement that includes the operation, maintenance and management of a fleet of 29 fixed-route shuttle buses. First Transit will be installing the TransLoc visual tracking service on these buses. This system displays the location of vehicles and animates their motion in real time against a detailed map.

"First Transit is pleased to provide the Savannah College of Art and Design with safe, cost-effective transit services," said Brad Thomas, president of First Transit and First Services. "By utilizing some of the most innovative industry technologies, such as the TransLoc real-time passenger information system, we can provide the most efficient and reliable management of transit services."

"We would like to welcome First Transit to the Savannah and Atlanta campuses. We are very excited about this new partnership," said Mary Grant, Director of Procurement and Payment Services at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

First Transit works closely with its customers to develop expert, customized solutions to fit their specific passenger transportation and budget needs. From complete operations and transit management services to comprehensive preventative maintenance and inspection programs, First Transit provides its fixed-route, paratransit and shuttle transportation customers with innovative, reliable and cost-effective solutions.

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. FirstGroup America is the recipient of the National Safety Council's Green Cross for Safety Medal in recognition of its commitment to safety and for improving the quality of life in communities where its employees work and live. 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. First Transit employs more than 14,000 dedicated transit professionals.