Columbus County Transportation chooses First Transit for three-year extension

FOR RELEASE June 4, 2013
Contact: Maurice Harris
513.362.4600

Columbus County Transportation chooses First Transit for three-year extension

CINCINNATI, OH – Effective July 1, 2013, Columbus County Transportation in Whiteville, N. C. has renewed its agreement with First Transit for a variety of offerings. The three-year contract provides low-cost, reliable public transportation for qualifying citizens of Columbus County who may need paratransit, fixed route or dial-a-ride services. First Transit has served the Columbus County community since 2007.

One of Columbus County’s newest and most unique routes carries local veterans to and from the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fayetteville and the Wilmington VA Clinic.

General Manager Pete Bojorquez commented, “First Transit is known for localizing its services to meet the specific needs of the community. We keep our customers at the heart of everything we do and are honored to continue providing service to the citizens of Columbus County, especially our veterans.”

First Transit manages the daily operations of Columbus County Transportation, maintains its fleet of 17 vehicles and employs the staff, which includes 16 drivers. The drivers have special training to work with children, geriatric and disabled citizens.

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, visit www.firsttransit.com or follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FirstGrpAmerica