CINCINNATI – First Transit, a leader in providing mobility solutions, announces the promotion of Beverly Edwards to chief operating officer, reporting directly to Brad Thomas, president.
In this newly created position, Edwards will be responsible for the direction and oversight of all transit contracting and transit management daily operations. Edwards will focus her efforts on improving operational performance for our customers, delivering safe and disciplined operations through the use of key performance metrics, and innovative technology. All operating regions, information technology, and compliance will also report to Edwards.
“Beverly has continued to enhance our operational discipline, proving her effectiveness as a leader, and is more than ready to assume this important new role,” said Thomas, president of First Transit. “With more than 30 years of transportation experience, Beverly will bring her passion and innovative transportation solutions to our customers.”
Edwards joined First Transit in 2007 and most recently served as senior vice president for the central region. A graduate of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pa., Edwards is a member of the Business Digest Advisory Committee, and a longtime member of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
First Transit will be at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo Conference in Atlanta, Ga., from October 8 through October 11 at booth 8067.
About First Transit:
First Transit, Inc. has 60 years of experience and is one of the largest private-sector providers of mobility solutions 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, Panama and India for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, municipalities, hospitals, universities and private companies. First Transit employs more than 19,500 dedicated transit professionals. For additional information, please visit FirstTransit.com.