The Best Partner for Your Community

Whether in the biggest cities, or the smallest communities, we provide turnkey fixed route transit service to customers across North America. We are responsible for all equipment, facilities, staffing, management and maintenance.  First Transit delivers service your passengers will be proud to ride.

First Transit gives you access to dedicated regional support staff and nearly sixty years  of institutional experience as a leader in the transit industry. Our experts in transit fleet maintenance, fixed route operations, human resources, safety and training are local and ready to support your team.

What We Offer

Count on First Transit for expertise in:

  • Daily operations
  • Routes and scheduling
  • Fare structure
  • Service standards
  • Budgeting, accounting, and purchasing
  • Safety
  • Insurance and claims
  • Employee selection and training
  • Labor negotiation and relations
  • Equipment and facilities utilization
  • Maintenance
  • Security
  • Coordination with planning and paratransit agencies
  • Administration office support and supplemental services

Why First Transit?

With First Transit, you will have nearly six decades of experience and professional skills to put to work for your transit operation. We have operated fixed route systems in all sizes and types of cities and municipalities across North America and around the world.

Cost Savings 

Whether your system is rural or urban, small or large, First Transit provides significant cost savings when compared to in-house operations – without sacrificing quality and world-class customer service.  We can help you save in labor, fuel, equipment, or facilities with innovative technology—all while making your system more efficient and effective. No matter where you are, our-coast-to-coast service and global buying power ensure you’ll save. 


Our goal is to provide the safest, most efficient passenger transportation service possible so bus patrons enjoy a safe, comfortable ride with an operator who is courteous and understanding of their needs.  First Transit provides extensive driver training and innovative safety programs that will ensure your fixed route buses operate as safely as possible.  First Transit’s parent company, FirstGroup, is honored to be selected by the National Safety Council as the recipient of the 2009 Green Cross Safety Medal, the highest award for safety in North America.

Technology Solutions 

We can customize technology solutions to fit the needs of your fixed route system.  Whether you need computerized routing, GPS, automated tracking, passenger counting, onboard Wifi or more, First Transit can help.  Our advanced technology can optimize routing, tracking and productivity; and could even reduce the number of buses you need to run your system.

Smart Maintenance

Our comprehensive, computerized preventative maintenance program works to avoid breakdowns. In turn, this means fewer service interruptions in your daily schedules – and fewer hassles for you, your staff and your customers.

Green Credentials

First Transit can enhance your green initiatives and help you start new ones with new technologies, alternative fuels such as sustainable source biofuels, and energy-efficient equipment.

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Valley Metro RPTA and First Transit: Partnering to Provide Efficient Transportation

First Transit has delivered on its promises to provide high-quality, efficient and cost-effective transportation solutions,

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