First Transit Wins Management Contract in Wilmington, N.C.

For Release June 29, 2011
Contact: Timothy Stokes

 First Transit Wins Management Contract in Wilmington, N.C.

First Transit begins management of Wave Transit July 1.

CINCINNATI On July 1, First Transit will begin management of Wave Transit. The contract will provide the company with a 3-year agreement, managing 82 employees and 81 buses, which transport more than 1.46 million passengers annually throughout the city. First Transit will manage Wave’s fixed-route service to citizens in the city and surrounding neighborhoods.

“We look forward to beginning work in the area getting to know the community,” said Chris Greenman, general manager, First Transit. “Our goal is to provide safe and reliable transportation service to our passengers and are excited about the many possibilities.”

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 231 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