First Transit to Operate Shuttle Service for the University of Tennessee

For Release October 22, 2012
Contact: Timothy Stokes

First Transit to Operate Shuttle Service for the University of Tennessee

CINCINNATI— Starting in June 2013, First Transit will begin managing and operating campus shuttle service for the University of Tennessee (UT) in Knoxville, Tenn. The company will provide transportation service to students, faculty and staff throughout the 550-acre campus. First Transit will employ a staff of 53, operating 20 newly designed shuttle buses that will transport more than 814,000 passengers throughout the year.

“We are pleased to bring our years of university shuttle service experience to the students of UT and to be a part of such a historical university,” said Scott Conroy, Director of Operations in the Southeast Region. “At this location, we will provide the university, students and faculty with a safe, cost-efficient and reliable transportation service throughout the school year. Our staff is eager to begin and we are excited to be a part of the UT family.”

First Transit is the largest provider of university transportation services, operating in 26 colleges and universities throughout North America. 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 or follow us on Twitter at