Metro Nashville Airport Re-Inks with First Transit

Cincinnati, OH – First Transit resigned a contract to continue service for the Metro Nashville Airport shuttle.  First Transit inherited this contract after acquiring Cognisa, and is excited to extend its relationship with the airport.  The contract renewal is set for a start date in February 2008.  It is valued at just over $2 million annually.

The management team for First Transit at the Metro Nashville Airport consists of Jeff Houghton as General Manager and Tommy Vaughn as the Maintenance Manager.  First Transit operates 15 shuttles at the airport, with 73 employees.  Annual ridership on the shuttle is about 350,000.  Metro Nashville Airport is one of 8 airport shuttle contracts that First Transit operates.  This contract is overseen by Senior Vice President Brad Thomas and Region Vice President Scott Conroy.

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.