First Transit History

A History of Innovations

Our firm’s growth is a direct result of the willingness to embrace change and the desire to build partnerships to achieve common goals.

Founded in 1955 as American Transportation Enterprises, First Transit has had several acquisitions and name iterations. In 1999, the firm was acquired by FirstGroup, plc, our UK-based parent company, and became First Transit (300+ contracts and 12,000 transit vehicles across North America).

Our name has changed periodically, but our forward-thinking corporate culture of developing our people, using our ability, and sharing our best practices has always been—and continues to be—steadfast.

With a long and proud tradition in the world of public transportation, First Transit stands behind our promise of superior level of service, performance, and support that is second to none in our industry.



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