South East Area Transit Renews Contract With First Transit

CINCINNATI, OH – First Transit, Inc. has been awarded the first of two one-year options to provide transit management services for South East Area Transit in Zanesville, OH effective April 1, 2007. Steve Connell will continue to serve as General Manager with support from Vice President of Transit Management Services, John Woodford.

South East Area Transit (SEAT) has been a customer of First Transit since 1986 and is the largest rural transit system in Ohio, providing fixed route, paratransit, and contract shuttle service to Muskingum and Guernsey counties, including the municipalities of Zanesville, South Zanesville and Cambridge. SEAT operates four fixed routes in Zanesville and two fixed routes in Cambridge along with ADA compliant paratransit service in both locations with an annual ridership of 243,349.

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, providing operation, management and consulting for nearly 150 systems in 42 states, Canada and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal organizations, and private companies. First Transit employs more than 7,300 dedicated transit professionals.