FOR RELEASE September 14, 2011
Contact: Timothy Stokes
Eric Meyerson Named New General Manager of
Sioux Falls, S.D. Bus System
CINCINNATI — The City of Sioux Falls and First Transit, Inc., the city’s contractor to manage and operate Sioux Area Metro (SAM), has announced the appointment of First Transit’s Eric Meyerson to general manager of the transit system. He began working for First Transit in 1985 as a senior consultant. In this position, Meyerson will be responsible for handling contractual services and daily operations at First Transit’s Sioux Falls location.
SAM provides public transportation services throughout the City of Sioux Falls with a fleet of 54 buses and paratransit vans. It transports more than 1.2 million passengers per year and employs more than 107 full and part-time drivers, mechanics and support personnel.
Meyerson received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California where he majored in political science and public service. He was appointed by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to the state’s Public Transportation Coordinating Council and was a former board member of the New England Public Transportation Association (NEPTA).
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.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FirstGrpAmerica.