CTTransit Recognized by APTA for Safety Excellence

FOR RELEASE June 17, 2010

Contact: Timothy Stokes

                                    Nicol Jones


Connecticut Transit Recognized by

American Public Transportation Association  

First Transit-managed Connecticut Transit awarded 2010 Safety Excellence Award.

CINCINNATI—Connecticut Transit (CTTransit), was recently awarded the 2010 Certificate of Merit for Safety by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). A Certificate of Merit is given by the APTA to organizations in recognition of exceptional achievement in safety or security. First Transit - the leading provider of passenger transportation contract and management services in the United States –manages the every day operations for CTTransit.

“Through our proactive approach towards safety, our staff was able to accomplish a reduction in accidents and reach many of our other safety goals,” said James Bradford, assistant general manager, CTTransit. “The safety of the passengers we transport daily is our core value and it is an honor to be recognized for our safety processes.”  

For many years now, First Transit and CTTransit have evaluated their safety procedures and have actively looked for the most beneficial processes to both increase safety and minimize risk. The organization was able to receive this year’s award as a result of focusing on retraining their employees on safety procedures including pedestrian collisions and mobility device turnovers. With this retraining, employees have shown an improved sense of safety and recognition of important procedures.

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 http://twitter.com/FirstGrpAmerica.