First Transit Maintenance Teams Receive ASE Blue Seal of Excellence

FOR RELEASE August 19, 2013
Contact: Taylor Stowers

First Transit Maintenance Teams Receive ASE Blue Seal of Excellence

CINCINNATIFirst Transit, Inc., a leading private provider of transit management and contracting services,is proud to recognize the following maintenance shops whose mechanics have recently received the Blue Seal of Excellence certification, given by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE):

·         Santa MariaArea Transit – Santa Maria, CA

·         United Airlines Employee Shuttle – Houston, TX

·         North County TransitDistrict- West Division – Oceanside, CA

·         SLO Transit - San Luis Obispo, CA

·         New Jersey Transit Region 2 – Camden, NJ

The ASE was created in 1972 to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service. The Blue Seal of Excellence is the highest certification level given by the organization.

These maintenance shops join 22 additional First Transit shops and 41 First Vehicle Services shops that have been awarded the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence.

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, or follow the company on Twitter at