City of Coral Gables Awards Contract to Operate City Trolley to First Transit

CINCINNATI, OH - First Transit, Inc. has been awarded a contract by the City of Coral Gables to operate and supervise the City’s Trolley program. The service began on Novemebr 20th, 2006 and is a one year contract with two, one year options. Susan Gutierrez is the acting General Manager and will be supported by Dave Hines, First Transit Region Vice President.

The Coral Gables Trolley operates ten vehicles, hybrid and diesel, Monday thru Thursday 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Friday 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Approximately 4,000 riders take advantage of the free fare each day. Coral Gables is home of the University of Miami and one of the first planned retirement communities in south Florida.

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 40 states, Canada and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal organizations, and private companies. First Transit employs more than 6,500 dedicated transit professionals.