First Transit Names Rosa E. Soto Assistant GM Of El Metro Transit

The Laredo Times
October 23, 2014


First Transit, Inc. has named Rosa E. Soto as the new Assistant General Manager of Operations for El Metro Transit in Laredo, Texas. Soto has served for nearly twenty years with Laredo Transit Management. Most recently, she served as operations manager with responsibility for system scheduling and routing; and, for the management of more than 130 employees.

“Rosa Soto is a very welcomed addition to the First Transit / El Metro team. I am confident her experience and expertise will allow her to contribute to El Metro’s mission of promoting and providing high quality, cost-effective public transportation services that address the needs and demands of the citizens of Laredo,” said JFirst Transit Area Vice President Dennis Jensen.

In her new role with First Transit, Soto will assist in the operations of El Metro, the award-winning transit system that provides fixed-route and paratransit services to 3.2 million passengers annually. She will help oversee El Metro’s 47 fixed-route buses, two trolleys and eighteen demand-response “El Lift” vans.

About First Transit
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.