First Transit Kicks Off Management of Red Apple Transit

For Release January 5, 2011
Contact: Timothy Stokes

First Transit Kicks Off Management of Red Apple Transit

CINCINNATI— First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services has obtained a transit contract with the Red Apple Transit system in Farmington, N.M. First Transit will operate 11 – transit vehicles, transporting more than 125,000 passengers annually throughout the community. Red Apple Transit provides fixed-route, paratransit and dial-a-ride services to the citizens of Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield and Kirtland.

First Transit’s contract is for one – year and provides the City three one-year options to continue this relationship. The new contract began January 3, 2011. First Transit provides complete operations and transit management services 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