Warren County, NJ Paratransit Renews with First Transit

CINCINNATI, OH – Warren County has awarded a renewal contract for paratransit operations to First Transit, beginning in January of 2008.  First Transit and Warren County have been working together since 2005 to provide paratransit services to the residents in Belvidere, NJ.  This contract does work in conjunction with the Department of Human Services.

Jim Sullivan is the General Manager for First Transit in Warren County.  He is assisted by Anthony Higginbottom, the Manager of Safety and Training.  Warren County employs 35 dedicated transit professionals that maintain and operate 44 buses.  Ridership on this system is about 883,000 annually.  Warren County receives regional support from Senior Vice President Brad Thomas.

On October 1, 2007, FirstGroup plc, First Transit’s parent company, announced the close of the acquisition of Laidlaw International, Inc.  Subsequently, Laidlaw Transit Services became a part of First Transit.  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, now providing operation, management and consulting for 235 locations in 45 states, Canada and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal organizations, and private companies. First Transit employs more than 13,000 dedicated transit professionals.