NYDOT Partners with First Transit for Roadside Assistance Services

For Release September 28, 2012
Contact: Timothy Stokes

NYDOT Partners with First Transit for Roadside Assistance Services

CINCINNATI— The New York Department of Transportation (NYDOT) has partnered with First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management, for its Help Truck service. This service provides stranded motorists with roadside assistance, as well as emergency response assistance. With this contract, First Transit will operate 41 trucks from six different locations throughout the state of New York. First Transit has worked with the NYDOT since the early 90’s and is pleased to play a bigger role in its services.

“First Transit is pleased to continue its long history with the NYDOT,” said Scott Conroy, director of operations in the Southeast Region. “This service will provide motorists with a helping hand when they become unexpectedly stranded due to a vehicle issue throughout the state. We look forward to our new role and anticipate a successful roll out of the service.” 

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.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FirstGrpAmerica.