First Transit to Continue Strong Relationship with City

For Release October 15, 2012
Contact: Timothy Stokes

First Transit to Continue Strong Relationship with City

First Transit contract renewed for the operation of paratransit service in Sierra Madre, Calif.
CINCINNATI— First Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services, recently had its contract renewed by the City of Sierra Madre, Calif., for the operation of paratransit service. The company has held this contract with the city since 1991, and provides transit service to more than 9,500 riders annually. The contract will be for an additional three years. First Transit General Manger Heidi Miller says this contract renewal shows the city’s trust it has in First Transit and for its citizens.

“My team and I were pleased to hear the contract was renewed,” Miller said. “Our relationship with the city and its citizens is very important to us and having a contract for more than 20 years at one location is something my team takes great pride in. We look forward to continuing to provide our riders with safe and reliable paratransit 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
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 or follow us on Twitter at