First Transit Wins Management Contract In New Bedford, Mass.

For Release November 17, 2011
Contact: Timothy Stokes

First Transit Wins Management Contract In New Bedford, Mass.

First Transit to manage public transit operations for the SRTA

CINCINNATI— First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management, recently received a 3-year contract to manage and operate the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) from the City of New Bedford, Mass. First Transit took over management duties on November 1 for the local bus system, which transports more then two million passengers annually. The bus system operates 79 buses, throughout local counties, including Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Somerset, Swansea and Westport.

“We are pleased to be a part of the community, as well as begin our partnership with SRTA,” said Martin Burke, general manager, First Transit. “Our focus is to provide efficient management expertise and to continue the organizations goal of providing safe and reliable transportation services to its customers.”  

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