Met Council Renews Fixed Route Contract with First Transit

For Release September 10, 2010

Contact: Timothy Stokes

Maureen Richmond

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Metropolitan Council Renews Fixed-Route Contract with First Transit

 CINCINNATI The Metropolitan Council recently approved a 5-year contract renewal with First Transit to continue operating fixed-route services as part of the regional transit system. At this location, First Transit operates 25 vehicles on express and local fixed routes, employs 41 employees and transports more than 1.15 million passengers annually.

The contract is effective October 1, continuing a 22-year relationship between First Transit and the Metropolitan Council.          

First Transit is a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services, providing complete operations and transit management services, 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 226 locations in 45 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.