CINCINNATI, OHIO –  First Transit, which operates fixed-route transit services through a contract with the City of Phoenix (AZ) announces that its Phoenix team has recently won two distinctive awards. 

First Transit's Phoenix location, under the direction of Environmental Manager Heloise Cook, received ISO 14001 Recertification for their compliance with the highest environmental management standards. "Maintaining ISO certification is an ongoing process," explains First Transit General Manager Allyn Keller. "Once received, the certification must be renewed annually through rigorous audits, during which the organization is required to demonstrate not only adherence to the prescribed standards, but must also show proof of continuous improvement."

In addition to the ISO 14001 Re-certification, the First Transit Phoenix location has also been awarded the Maricopa County (AZ) Air Quality Excellence award, as part of their commitment to the County’s Clean Air Campaign. This award is presented to those who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable contributions in protecting and enhancing air quality in Maricopa County.

Both of these awards, according to Keller, "demonstrate our organization's commitment to setting, and meeting, the highest standards for the communities we serve."