First Transit Awarded Transit Contract from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

For Release May 16, 2013
Contact: Timothy Stokes

First Transit Awarded Transit Contract
from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

First Transit to begin shuttle service July 2013.

CINCINNATI— First Transit, the leading private provider of transit management and contracting services, has recently been awarded a shuttle transit service contract from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The company will begin operations at the university in July of 2013. First Transit will manage and operate campus shuttle service for the students and faculty of UAB, located in Birmingham, Ala. Shuttle service will operate throughout the 323-acre campus. First Transit will employ a safety-focused staff of 15 drivers, operating a fleet of 12.

“We are honored to be a part of the University of Alabama at Birmingham,” said Scott Conroy, Director of Operations in the Southeast Region, First Transit. “While at UAB, our goal will be to provide students, faculty and staff with a safe and reliable transit service throughout the school year. The team looks forward to this opportunity and becoming a dependable asset to the university.”

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