For Release June 23, 2011
Contact: Timothy Stokes
First Transit to Manage Transit Operations for
The City of Springfield, Ohio
First Transit begins management of Springfield City Area Transit July 1.
CINCINNATI— Starting on July 1, First Transit will begin management of Springfield City Area Transit (SCAT). The contract will provide the company with a 2.5-year agreement, where it will manage 20 employees and 25 buses, to safely and efficiently transport residents throughout the city, as well as surrounding neighborhoods. Annually, SCAT transports more than 452,000 passengers annually.
“This agreement is a great opportunity for both our First Transit team and the City of Springfield to improve the transit system and provide great transportation service to the community,” said Ron Macaluso, general manager, First Transit. “We look forward to the start of our contract and becoming a positive part of the city.”
First Transit provides complete operations and transit management services as well as comprehensive preventative maintenance and inspection programs to meet customer transportation and budgetary needs.
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 231 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.