First Transit Retains Contract with Denver RTD Group 24

CINCINNATI, OHIO – First Transit announces that the company has retained its contract with the Denver, CO, Regional Transportation District (RTD) Group 24.  First Transit will continue to operate more than 115 buses and manage more than 350 dedicated transit employees for the fixed route services for Denver RTD Group 24. The contract has been retained for an additional three years plus 2 option years.

Senior Vice President, Beverly Edwards commented, “First Transit’s partnership with the Denver RTD dates back to 1989 and we are excited to continue operating Group 24 for another five years.”

Gary Forbes will continue to serve as the General Manager for Denver RTD, utilizing his 24 years of experience managing all aspects of public transportation systems.  He has a very strong background in various areas of management in a variety of transportation settings, which include operations, vehicle maintenance, planning, route development, budgeting, union negotiations, safety and training. 

First Transit, Inc. has nearly 60 years of experience and is a leading provider of passenger transportation contract and management services in the United States. First Transit, Inc. currently provides 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.