SMART and LETC Exercise Option with First Transit

For Release April 9, 2013
Contact: Timothy Stokes
513.362.4600 

SMART and LETC Exercise Option with First Transit

Five-year option to continue transit management services.

CINCINNATI— Recently, the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) exercised a five-year option for transit management services with First Transit. The decision was made by SMART on behalf of the Lake Erie Transit Commission (LETC). First Transit will manage the transit operations for Lake Erie Transit (LET) and its 65 employees. LET operates 33 vehicles, responsible for transporting more than 400,000 passengers annually through fixed-route and paratransit services.

This contract extension will take effect July 1.

First Transit is a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services, providing complete operations and transit management services, 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.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FirstGrpAmerica.