First Transit Renews Paratransit Contract with Omnitrans

For Release August 24, 2010

Contact: Timothy Stokes




First Transit Renews Paratransit Contract with Omnitrans


CINCINNATI— First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services, has recently renewed its contract with Omnitrans, where they operate 107 paratansit vehicles in San Bernardino, Calif. First Transit employs 183 employees and transports more than 412,000 passengers annually for Omnitrans. This agreement extends the business relationship an additional two years, with three additional one-year options and is worth more than $7 million.

Brad Thomas, president of First Transit and First Services is pleased to be able to continue the strong relationship.

“Since 2006, we have had a positive relationship with Omnitrans and our paratransit customers,” Thomas said. “In the next few years we look to continue growing this partnership providing San Bernardino and its citizens with safe and reliable transportation services.”

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