First Transit To Operate Transit Service for Yale University

For Release June 13, 2011
Contact: Timothy Stokes

First Transit To Operate Transit Service for Yale University

First Transit begins service August 1.

CINCINNATI Starting on July 1, First Transit will operate fixed-route campus shuttle service for the students and staff of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. The company will operate 38 buses, which will transport students, faculty and staff throughout the campus, as well as surrounding neighborhoods. Each bus will be equipped with TransLoc’s Transit Visualization System, which allows passengers the ability to access real-time vehicle location information. In addition, each bus will operate with bio diesel fuel, making each bus more environmentally friendly.

“We are pleased to be a part of Yale University and the community,” said Gregory Tower, general manager, First Transit. “Our staff looks forward to a promising relationship with the university and providing safe, cost-efficient and reliable transportation services to our customer.”

First Transit is the largest provider of university transportation services, operating in 21 colleges and universities throughout North America. 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