First Transit Signs New Contract for Paratransit Services with SEPTA

CINCINNATI— First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services, has been awarded the contract for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority ADA Paratransit services in Philadelphia County, Pa., beginning March 21, 2009. First Transit is part of Cincinnati-based FirstGroup America, North America’s largest transportation company.

The contract is a 4-year agreement that includes the operation, maintenance and management of the Customized Community Transit program, which offers door-to-door paratransit services for Philadelphia County with SEPTA’s fleet of 154 vehicles.

 “We are pleased to be expanding our services for SEPTA into Philadelphia County. We look forward to delivering cost-effective and efficient operations as we consolidate services previously provided by two separate contractors. First Transit is committed to providing safe, dependable transportation for all who rely on SEPTA’s paratransit services,” said Linda Bell, President of First Transit and First Services.

First Transit works closely with its customers to develop expert, customized solutions to fit their specific passenger transportation and budget needs. From complete operations and transit management services to comprehensive preventative maintenance and inspection programs, First Transit provides its fixed-route, paratransit and shuttle transportation customers with innovative, reliable and cost-effective solutions.