Tar River Transit Signs Contract Extension

For Release June 23, 2010

Contact: Timothy Stokes

Nicol Jones

513.362.4600 

Tar River Transit Signs Contract Extension

CINCINNATI The City of Rocky Mount, N.C., has elected to renew their existing contract with First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services. Currently, First Transit manages Tar River Transit’s 60 employees and 11-fixed-route and 33-paratransit vehicles, which transports more than 314,000 passengers annually. The contract renewal extends the agreement for an additional three years.

First Transit has provided service to the residents of Rocky Mount since 2005. The new contract will take affect July 1. 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 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.