First Transit's Extends Relationship with Alexandria Transit

For Release June 23, 2011
Contact: Timothy Stokes

First Transit’s New Contract Continues
Long History with Alexandria Transit (DASH)

 CINCINNATI— First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services has renewed its management contract with Alexandria Transit (DASH) in Alexandria, Va. With this contract renewal, First Transit will continue its strong relationship with Alexandria Transit Company (ATC), managing the City’s fixed-route service, its 68 buses, which transport more than 4 million passengers annually, and the transit organization’s 140 employees.

“We greatly value our long partnership with ATC and the City of Alexandria and believe this contract renewal serves to strengthen our relationship even further,” said Sandy Modell, general manager, First Transit.  

First Transit has provided management service for DASH since 1984. During those 27 years, the DASH system has been recognized locally and nationally for its outstanding public transit service, innovative programs, safety and high quality customer service.

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