First Transit Signs New Contract for Transit Services with Georgetown Metro Connection in Washington, DC

CINCINNATI, OH—First Transit Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services, has been awarded the contract for the Georgetown Metro Connection bus transit system in Washington, D.C., beginning January 2009. First Transit is part of Cincinnati-based FirstGroup America, North America's largest transportation company.

The agreement includes the operation, maintenance and management of a fleet of five vehicles that serve the Georgetown Business Improvement District.

"We are excited and pleased to be chosen to provide transportation services for all who use the Georgetown Metro Connection," said Linda Bell, President of First Transit and First Services. "Our core values of safety and customer service are evident in every aspect of our company culture and reflect our commitment to offering safe, dependable transportation solutions."

"First Transit came highly recommended to us. They had a very short turnaround time and have met all our expectations for a seamless transition. We look forward to a very successful partnership with them", says Jim Bracco, executive director of the Georgetown Business Improvement District.

First Transit works closely with its customers to develop expert, customized solutions to fit their specific passenger transportation and budget needs. From complete operations and transit management services to comprehensive preventative maintenance and inspection programs, First Transit provides its fixed-route, paratransit and shuttle transportation customers with innovative, reliable and cost-effective solutions.