First Transit Awarded Contract in Howard County, MD

CINCINNATI, OH – First Transit was awarded a contract with the Corridor Transportation Corporation (CTC) in Laurel, MD for fixed route and paratransit services.  First Transit now operates Howard Transit, Connect-A-Ride, CAR RYDE and HT Ride for the CTC.  The CTC has 60 vehicles and 150 dedicated transit employees.  This contract began July 1, 2007 and is good for 3 years.  Total value for the first year of service is about $10 million.

Tom Driscoll will serve as the General Manager for the CTC project utilizing over 30 years of experience managing all aspects of public transportation systems.  He has a very strong background in various areas of management in a variety of transportation settings which include operations, vehicle maintenance, planning, route development, budgeting, union negotiations, safety and training.  He is joined in Howard County by James Newton, Operations Manager, who has over 14 years of transit operations experience.

On October 1, FirstGroup plc, First Transit’s parent company, announced the close of the acquisition of Laidlaw International, Inc.  Subsequently, Laidlaw Transit Services became a part of First Transit.  First Transit, Inc. has more than 51 years of experience and is a leading provider of passenger transportation contract and management services in the United States, now providing operation, management and consulting for 235 locations in 45 states, Canada and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal organizations, and private companies. First Transit employs more than 13,000 dedicated transit professionals.