CINCINNATI -- First Transit announces the appointment of Gregg Baxter as vice president of rail. In this new role, Baxter will support all rail initiatives in North America. Baxter will also assist in the development and support of First Transit’s international rail operations.
“Gregg brings a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of rail operations,” said Brad Thomas, president of First Transit. “He has a proven track record within the public transportation industry.”
Baxter has more than 25 years of rail transportation experience in areas such as operations, customer service, safety and business development. His past roles include serving as the director of operations for the San Joaquin Regional Commission and as assistant general manager of road operations for the California Corridor at Amtrak. He also was a professor of railroad technologies at Los Rios Community College District at Sacramento City College. He was most recently President of Keolis Rail Services America, Inc.
Baxter earned a bachelor’s degree in transportation and logistics from the University of Maryland and a master’s of science degree in intermodal transportation management from the University of Denver.
About First Transit:
First Transit, Inc. has 60 years of experience and is one of the leading providers of transportation contract and management services in North America, moving more than 350 million passengers annually. First Transit, Inc. provides operation, management and consulting for more than 300 locations in 39 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and Panama for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, municipalities, hospitals, universities and private companies. First Transit employs more than 19,000 dedicated transit professionals. For additional information, please visit FirstTransit.com.