First Transit and First Vehicle Services Managers Awarded for Performance at Regional Conferences

FOR RELEASE November 1, 2011
Contact: Timothy Stokes

 First Transit and First Vehicle Services Managers Awarded for Performance at Regional Conferences

Employees discussed future of company and its goals for 2011.

CINCINNATI — At First Transit and First Vehicle Services (FVS) regional conferences this year, a number of managers were presented with awards recognizing their work within the organization and their service to customers. The awards presented highlighted managers in regards to numerous elements, including safety, customer service and efficiency.  




Matt Bean – FVS

William Copling – East Region

Raymond Blethen – East Region

David Davenport – Central Region

Tom Donnarumma – East Region

Brian Holbrook - FVS

Terry Gillespie – West Region

Raul Silva – West Region

Peter Greenberg – West Region

Matt Siwek – West Region

Jake Harvey – FVS

Madeline Thomas – Central Region

Dave Larsen – East Region


Stu Livensparger – Central Region


Paul Meredith – East Region


Marc Siegel – FVS


Dave Simoneau – Central Region


“This event was very informational and provided us an opportunity to meet with many of our team leaders and highlight our award recipients for the work they have accomplished this year,” said Brad Thomas, president, First Transit and First Services. "The award winners positively represent our organization and are important reasons for our success. We are proud of the work our managers have done and look forward to more success in the future.”

In addition to the awards presentations, First Transit and First Vehicle Services general managers from each region met to discuss industry developments and the future of the division with company executives. This event was a time for colleagues to network and reconnect with one another and discuss the future of the company and its current direction. At the conference, executives discussed the importance of company safety practices, customer service and the use of technology to provide efficient transit service to their customers.

About First Transit
First Transit, Inc. - a division of Cincinnati, Ohio-based FirstGroup America - is a leading provider of transit management and contracting services. With more than 50 years of experience, First Transit operates and manages nearly 11,000 buses for transit authorities, state and federal agencies, municipal organizations and private companies across North America. The safety and security of its passengers is the company’s core value, and FirstGroup America was awarded the National Safety Council’s 2009 Green Cross for Safety Medal in recognition of its commitment to safety and outstanding safety record. For more information, visitwww.firsttransit.comor follow the company on Twitter at