First Transit Pensacola, Fla. Location Receives ASE Blue Seal Certification

FOR RELEASE: December 10, 2012
Contact: Timothy Stokes
(513) 362-4600

First Transit Pensacola, Fla. Location Receives ASE Blue Seal Certification

First Transit location recognized for commitment to service and proper vehicle maintenance.
CINCINNATI— First Transit was recently recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for their commitment to vehicle maintenance and the industry. This location received ASE’s Blue Seal of Excellence certification for its goal of recruiting the best employees, supporting their training, and providing the best equipment to maintain the vehicles they routinely maintain. At this location, First Transit employs 13 ASE Certified technicians and effectively maintains 58 transit and paratransit vehicles for the Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) authority.

“My staff and I are pleased to receive this recognition,” said Ken Vierling, General Manager of Maintenance, First Transit. “We attribute much of our success to the importance we place on training and providing my staff with the encouragement they need to be successful. I’m proud of our recent accomplishment and look forward to continuing our great record of service throughout our time with ECAT.”

First Transit is a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services, providing complete operations and transit management services, 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 226 locations in 45 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