First Transit to oversee fixed-route and paratransit service for VanGo

For Release October 3, 2012
Contact: Timothy Stokes

First Transit to Operate Transit Services in Charles County, Md.

First Transit to oversee fixed-route and paratransit service for VanGo.

CINCINNATI— First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services, was recently awarded the transit services contract for VanGo, a countywide transportation system for the residents of Charles County, Md. The company will oversee the operation of fixed-route and paratransit service beginning November 1, 2012. This contract includes the management of 70 employees and the operation of 37 vehicles, which conducts more than 700,000 trips annually. First Transit’s Vice President of the East Region Dave Van Fossen says his team is eager to become a part of the community.

“At First Transit, the safety and security of the passengers we transport daily is our top priority and something we take very seriously,” Van Fossen said. “This transit system is an important resource for the residents of Charles County, and we look forward to continuing to provide everyone with a safe and reliable transit service throughout the city.”

First Transit leads the industry in providing complete operations, transit management and contracting services. In addition, the company establishes comprehensive preventative maintenance and inspection programs throughout the country to meet customer transportation and budgetary needs.

About First Transit
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