First Transit is Pleased to Announce the Addition of Several New General Managers

CINCINNATI, OH - Senior Vice President Brad Thomas is pleased to annouce new members of the First Transit family representing the East Region. 

Effective July 9, 2007, Gloria Smith began as the General Manager at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.  Smith has over 20 years of senior management experience including extensive experience in the transportation industry with Trailways Commuter Transit, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and most recently as Senior Programs Manager with the American Public Transit Association.

Effective July 16, 2007, Jeff Thornton assumed the General Manager role at the Chenango County Transit System.  Thornton is new to the transportation industry, but he has extensive experience in business management, including roles as the Director of Aging for Tioga Opportunities, Inc. in Owego, NY, along with being a Vice President/Administrator at an area nursing home facility for several years. 

First Transit would also like to announce the appointment of Lori Rolison to the position of General Manager for the Chemung County Transit System, Corning-Erwin Area Transit System and Steuben County Transit System.  Rolison will assume her role starting August 13, 2007.  She brings a wealth of public transit experience as she has worked the past 10 years at the Broome County (NY) Department of Transportation with direct responsiblity for the oversight of the County paratransit system.

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, providing operation, management and consulting for nearly 150 systems in 42 states, Canada and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal organizations, and private companies.  First Transit employs more than 7,300 dedicated transit professionals.