For Release May 22, 2012
Contact: Timothy Stokes
First Transit Awarded Paratransit Contract in Louisville, Ky.
First Transit to oversee paratransit service for TARC
CINCINNATI— First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services, was recently awarded the paratransit contract for the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) in Louisville, Ky. The company will oversee the operation of the paratransit service beginning October 1, 2012. This contract includes the management of 180 employees and the operation of 91 vehicles, which safely transports 350,000 passengers each year. Brad Thomas, President of First Transit and First Services is pleased to be a part of such a great transit system and looks forward to being a permanent staple within the community.
“We understand the importance our paratransit riders place on the transit system and we look forward to continuing to provide safe and reliable transit service throughout the city,” Thomas said.
First Transit leads the industry in providing complete operations, transit management and contracting services. In addition, the company establishes comprehensive preventative maintenance and inspection programs throughout the country 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.