CINCINNATI, OH – First Transit, Inc. has been
awarded a contract to serve as the Transportation Agent for Medicaid
Non-Emergency Transportation Services and CherryLink Paratransit
Services for the Salem Area Mass Transit District (SAMTD) beginning
January 1st, 2007.
Kristie Chicolte will remain the Call Center Manager and receive
support from Vice President of Transportation Services, Matt Wood.
SAMTD currently contracts with 27 transportation companies, running
approximately 169 vehicles to provide service to eligible Medicaid
clients in Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties. As of January 1st, SAMTD
will be adding all ADA Paratransit transportation within the
Salem-Keizer Urban Growth Boundary and expanding the TripLink brokerage
to provide trips for other funding sources and populations. TripLink
will double in call volume and scheduled trips due to scheduling an
additional 10,000 CherryLift trips per month.
First Transit, Inc. has more than 51 years of experience and is a
leading provider of public transit contracting and management services
in the United States, operating and managing more than 125 systems in
33 states, Canada and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state
departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal
organizations, and private companies. First Transit employs more than
6,000 dedicated transit professionals.