First Transit Named “Outstanding Business Partner of the Year”

FOR RELEASE October 25, 2011
Contact: Timothy Stokes
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 First Transit Named “Outstanding Business Partner of the Year” 

First Transit recognized for its work with Colleges and Universities by NACAS.

CINCINNATI —The National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), at its Annual Conference on Sunday, October 23 in Orlando, Fla., recognized First Transit as their “Outstanding Business Partner of the Year” for its operations in the university transit market. The award is presented to the company that has provided exceptional business services to its customers and assisted in exceptional customer service operations for the students, faculty and staff on college and university campuses nationwide. First Transit President Brad Thomas, believes this recognition is a reflection of the hard work and dedication his university transit employees put into their campus transit systems regularly. 

“It is a great honor to receive this recognition for our work within the university market,” Thomas said. “From the hard work of our general managers, drivers and office staff, they all demonstrate an enthusiasm to provide safe and reliable transit services for their universities. I am proud of the effort everyone involved has displayed and look forward to continuing a strong and beneficial relationship with our customers.” 

One First Transit customer representative from Princeton University believes that the company’s emphasis on service and safety makes First Transit a prime example of what makes a great transit provider.

“Princeton University has enjoyed a fruitful relationship with First Transit for more than three years,” said Kim Jackson, director of transportation and parking services, Princeton University. “The management and staff of First Transit are professional, reliable, dependable and courteous. They stress safety as a paramount factor for everyone and truly understand the business and all the elements that make it unique. They are a true pleasure to work with and a benefit to our university.”

First Transit is the largest provider of university transportation services, operating in 23 colleges and universities throughout North America. First Transit provides complete operations and transit management services as well as comprehensive preventative maintenance and inspection programs to meet customer transportation and budgetary needs.

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.comor follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FirstGrpAmerica.