First Transit Begins MTS Mini-Bus Fixed-Route Operations

For Release March 1, 2011
Contact: Timothy Stokes

First Transit Begins MTS Mini-Bus Fixed-Route Operations

in San Diego, Calif.

CINCINNATI— First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services, was recently named the new operator of the Metropolitan Transportation System’s (MTS) Mini-Bus fixed-route service. The service includes the operation of 29 vehicles by 37 drivers. The MTS safely transports 290,000 passengers each weekday, equating to 94 million passengers annually. First Transit has worked with MTS for 11 years and also operates the system’s paratransit service.

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