Atascadero Renews Service with First Transit

FOR RELEASE June 24, 2013
Contact: Maurice Harris


Atascadero renews paratransit, fixed route service with First Transit

CINCINNATI – Nestled along US 101 in Southern California’s San Luis Obispo County, the City of Atascadero is a small and vibrant community that has trusted First Transit since 1994. Today, the leading provider of transit management solutions announced that Atascadero has extended its contract for paratransit and fixed route services. The one-year agreement takes effect on July 1, 2013.

First Transit manages a fleet of six buses in Atascadero. The company operates four paratransit routes and one fixed route, providing service to and from the city’s new transit center, which opened in April.

General Manager Terry Gillespie commented, “This contract extension, just like the investment in the new transit center, demonstrates Atascadero’s commitment to sustainable transportation solutions. We would like to thank the entire community for choosing First Transit to maintain your high standards of safety and service.”

About First Transit

First Transit, Inc. - a division of Cincinnati, Ohio-based FirstGroup America - is a leading provider of transit management and contracting services. With more than 50 years of experience, First Transit operates and manages nearly 11,000 buses for transit authorities, state and federal agencies, municipal organizations, colleges and universities, and private companies across North America. The safety and security of its passengers is the company’s core value, and the organization has been recognized by the National Safety Council for its commitment to safety and outstanding safety record. For more information, visit or follow the company on Twitter at