First Transit Awarded Contract Extension for Shuttle Service for the University of Buffalo

For Release July 29, 2010

Contact: Timothy Stokes


 First Transit Awarded Contract Extension for

 Shuttle Service for the University of Buffalo

CINCINNATI The University of Buffalo has elected to exercise their option for a one-year contract extension with First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services. Currently, First Transit operates 25 vehicles and oversees 70 employees. The university’s shuttle service transports more than 3.3 million passengers annually.

First Transit has provided service to the students of the University of Buffalo since 2007. 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