For Release August 1, 2013
Contact: Taylor Stowers
Franklin Regional Transit Authority Awards First Transit Contract Renewal
CINCINNATI—Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) and the city of Greenfield, Massachusetts have elected to renew their existing contract with First Transit, Inc., a leading provider of transit management and contracting services. First Transit will continue to operate traditional fixed route, Dial-a- Ride and paratransit services that cover the largest and most rural geographical area in the state of Massachusetts. The contract renewal extends the agreement for one year.
First Transit has provided service to the residents of Greenfield since 2008. The new contract took effect on July 1.
About First Transit
First Transit, Inc. - a division of Cincinnati, Ohio-based FirstGroup America - is a leading provider of transit management and contracting services. With more than 50 years of experience, First Transit operates and manages nearly 11,000 buses for transit authorities, state and federal agencies, municipal organizations, colleges and universities, and private companies across North America. The safety and security of its passengers is the company’s core value, and the organization has been recognized by the National Safety Council for its commitment to safety and outstanding safety record. For more information, visitwww.firsttransit.comor follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FirstGrpAmerica.