First Transit Awarded Contract Extension with the City of Durham

For Release June 16, 2010

Contact: Timothy Stokes

Maureen Richmond




First Transit Awarded Contract Extension with the City of Durham


CINCINNATI The City of Durham has elected to renew their existing contract with First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services. First Transit will continue to operate and manage the city’s 54-vehicles, which transport more than 252,000 passengers annually. The contract renewal extends the agreement for five years.

First Transit has provided service to the residents of Durham for 13 years. The new contract will take affect July 1. First Transit provides complete operations and transit management services as well as comprehensive preventative maintenance and inspection programs to meet customer transportation and budgetary needs.

About First Transit

First Transit, Inc., part of FirstGroup America, is a leading provider of passenger transportation contract and management services in the United States. In 2008, FirstGroup America was awarded the National Safety Council’s highest award for safety. With more than 51 years of experience, First Transit provides operation, management and consulting for 235 locations in 41 states and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal organizations and private companies. For more information, visit www.firsttransit.comor follow us on Twitter at