For Release July 18, 2011
Contact: Timothy Stokes
The City of Plymouth Extends Long Time Relationship
With First Transit
First Transit continues operations management for Plymouth MetroLink
CINCINNATI— First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and the City of Plymouth, Minn., have agreed to a renewal of their current contract for the operation and management of its Plymouth MetroLink service. Since 1989, First Transit has operated fixed-route and paratransit service for the residents of Plymouth. First Transit employs 48 employees and oversees the operation of 37 buses. More than 470,000 people ride MetroLink annually, connecting them to many points throughout the twin cities region.
“We are pleased to continue this strong relationship with the city and its citizens,” said Paul Buharin, general manager, First Transit. “Providing safe and reliable transportation for our passengers is our main focus and something we have taken great pride in for the last 22 years.”
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.