Sun Metro Awards Contract to First Transit

CINCINNATI, OH – First Transit, Inc. has been awarded a three year transit management services contract with a two year option by Sun Metro in El Paso, Texas beginning October 29th, 2006; making this the 9th location First Transit manages in Texas.

Tim Omick, the General Manager for Sun Metro, brings with him 31 years of transportation experience, including a proven track record of success in customer service, increased ridership, and implementing safety and employee programs. Tim will be joined by two Assistant General Managers, together managing a fleet of 171 buses. The on-site team will be supported by Frank Tobey, Region Vice President, and Rick Pulido, Area Vice President.

First Transit, Inc. is a leading provider of public transit contracting and management services in the United States, operating and managing more than 120 systems in 33 states, Canada and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal organizations, and private companies. First Transit employs more than 6,000 dedicated transit professionals.